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  • Determination of Essential Health Benefits Consensus Study
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, will allow individuals and businesses to purchase health insurance directly in a health insurance exchange. The law stipulates that certain general categories...
  • Review of Omics-Based Tests for Predicting Patient Outcomes in Clinical Trials Consensus Study
    The IOM will review the published literature to identify appropriate evaluation criteria for tests based on "omics" technologies that are used as predictors of clinical outcomes.
  • Patient Safety and Health Information Technology Consensus Study
    The IOM will review the available evidence and the experience from the field on how the use of health information technology (HIT) affects the safety of patient care and make recommendations on how public and private actors can maximize the safety...
  • Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Care Consensus Study
    Understanding why health care costs vary from place to place is an essential step in promoting better quality health and health care in the United States. The IOM will conduct a study on the variation in health care spending and utilization among...
  • Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment Consensus Study
    Medicare uses geographic adjustment factors—changes in reimbursement based on estimated operating expenses in different regions in the United States—to determine reimbursement for doctors and hospitals. The IOM is evaluating the accuracy of...
  • Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions Consensus Study
    Each year nearly 200,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. At the request of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the IOM is examining evidence for environmental factors that may increase women’s risk for the...
  • Oral Health Access to Services Consensus Study
    An IOM committee will assess the current U.S. oral health system of care; explore its strengths, weaknesses and future challenges; describe a desired vision for the oral health care system; and recommend strategies to achieve that vision.
  • An Oral Health Initiative Consensus Study
    An ad hoc consensus committee will explore ways to increase public awareness of the relationship and importance of good oral health to good physical health; promote prevention and improve oral health literacy to health providers and the public; and...
  • Pediatric Health and Health Care Quality Measures Consensus Study
    An ad hoc study committee has been formed to provide guidance to Congress on the extent and quality of efforts to measure child health status and the quality of health care for children across the age span and in relation to preventive care,...
  • Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines Consensus Study
    The committee will conduct a study to recommend standards for developing clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.