The Patient Voice in Value: The NHC Patient-Centered Value Model Rubric

The U.S. health care system is undergoing a transformation in the way it delivers and pays for care. As the traditional fee-for-service payment system gives way to more value-based payment arrangements, understanding and defining the value of health care treatments and interventions has become a national priority.

Value frameworks are the latest tools to help health care stakeholders assess the value of new treatments, and the patient community is eager to be a part of both the value discussion and the creation of these tools.

Patient perceptions on value are often shaped by a treatment’s ability to help achieve personal goals, and as a result, these perceptions can vary significantly from other stakeholders. To have true utility, value models must incorporate the patient voice.

The National Health Council, with stakeholder input, has created a Value Model Rubric to help evaluate the patient centeredness of value models and to guide value model developers on the meaningful incorporation of patient engagement throughout their processes. 

For a copy of the rubric, please click on The Patient Voice in Value: The National Health Council Patient-Centered Value Model Rubric.

To view a recording of the NHC’s webinar about the rubric, click here. You can also access the slides from the webinar here

For a copy of our Get-Ready Checklist, please click on The National Health Council: Value Framework Get-Ready Checklist For Patient Organizations.

NHC presented "Improving The Patient Centricity Of  Value Assessments: A Rubric" at HTAi’s 14th Annual Meeting on June 17-21, 2017 at the Ergife Palace Hotel in Rome, Italy. Click here to view the slide presentation.


The National Health Council thanks the following organizations for providing their assistance and expertise with this initiative:
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
Aetna Inc.
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Amgen Inc.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Cancer Support Community
Eli Lilly and Company
FH (Familial Hypercholesterolemia) Foundation
National Consumers League
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Patient Advocate Foundation
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Pfizer Inc.

Society for Women's Health Research