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Defining the Hayes Methodology for Coverage Policy Decisions in New Webinar

November 30, 2016

The health technology assessment firm educates payers regarding key elements to searching, selecting, and critically appraising evidence.

Lansdale, PA—Hayes, Inc., a leading provider of unbiased health technology assessments and consulting services, is presenting a free webinar titled “Making the Grade: Coverage Policy Challenges and the Hayes Methodology.” The session is designed to assist health plan policy writers gain a deeper understanding of the process that results in the industry-standard Hayes Rating.

“We’re excited to offer an opportunity to demystify our process,” says Karen Crotty, PhD, Senior Scientific Officer and Senior Director, Evidence Solutions at Hayes, Inc. “Eighty-three percent of the U.S. payer market trusts our unbiased reports to assist in their coverage policy determinations. In fact, many health plans have our proprietary rating embedded in their standard contract language. The webinar gives a glimpse as to why so many rely upon Hayes to inform their decision making.”

Objectives of the webinar include:

  • The link between health technology assessments (HTAs) and evidence-based decision-making
  • How to identify the key elements of a health technology assessment
  • The Hayes methodology for conducting HTAs and determining the Hayes Rating

Dr. Crotty will also review how to apply the methodology using a “case study” format with a featured Hayes report, “Nitric Oxide Breath Analysis for the Diagnosis of Asthma.” At the conclusion of the webinar, selected participants will be given free access to the full report.

“For more than 25 years, Hayes health technology assessments and the Hayes Rating have saved payers time and resources,” continues Dr. Crotty. “We critically appraise the increasing volume of published, peer-reviewed evidence. Giving our existing and potential subscribers transparency into our processes helps to affirm their belief in our evidence solutions.”

To register for “Making the Grade: Coverage Policy Challenges and the Hayes Methodology,” click here.