Evolving Evidence Reviews

Evolving Evidence Reviews are designed to help clients develop policies and manage prior authorizations. Evolving Evidence Reviews are useful when a technology moves beyond emerging but the literature is not mature enough for a full Health Technology Assessment. Evolving Evidence Reviews provide a full-text appraisal of clinical studies, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines as they relate to a specific health technology. Evolving Evidence Reviews provide Levels of Support indicated by these types of evidence. They also provide information on regulatory status, payer policies, and Hayes Insights.

Intracept Intraosseous Nerve Ablation System (Relievant Medsystems Inc.) for Treatment of Adults with Low Back Pain

This report addresses whether full-text clinical studies, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines and position statements support the use of Intracept Intraosseous Nerve Ablation System (Relievant Medsystems Inc.) for improvement in back pain and function for adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP) thought to be due to vertebrogenic nerve pain.

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Masculinizing Voice and Communication Therapy for Gender Dysphoria

This report addresses whether full-text clinical studies, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines and position statements support the use of masculinizing voice and communication therapy for improvement in quality of life (QOL) or patient-reported measures of voice satisfaction or comfort, vocal skills, or voice masculinity for individuals with gender dysphoria (…

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Hybrid Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation With Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System for Treatment of Osteochondral Defects of the Knee in Adults

This report addresses whether full-text clinical studies, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines and position statements support the use of the hybrid autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)/osteochondral autograft transfer system (OATS) procedure for treatment of osteochondral defects of the knee in adults. This report does not evaluate ACI or OATS as standal…

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