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January 23, 2020

The Case for Value-Based Pricing of Corticosteroid-Eluting Sinus Stents

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):221-222. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4407

In recent years, high-priced drugs and devices have come under scrutiny as payers, clinicians, and policy makers seek to curb the growing cost of health care. Whereas drug and device companies have historically charged “what the market will bear,”1 innovative pricing models—collectively known as value-based pricing—are emerging in specialties, such as oncology,1 cardiology,1,2 and endocrinology,2 to better align the cost of these technologies with their capacity to improve health.1

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