Matthew Sussman, MA

Matthew Sussman, MA is VP of Modeling & Strategy Services at BHE. Matt has over 20 years of business-to-business consulting experience, including more than 13 years of experience in health economics and outcomes research. He has published a wide array of outcomes research studies (e.g., health economic models, burden-of-illness analyses, retrospective database analyses, systematic literature reviews) and has provided manufacturers with forward-thinking, strategic insights into the value of treatment interventions across therapeutic and disease areas. Matt has a deep knowledge of ICER’s value assessment framework, best practices, and evaluations, and has led numerous strategic initiatives revolved around ICER assessments. He is a member of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and is an executive committee member of the ISPOR Boston chapter. Matt received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a graduate degree in Economics from Boston University.

RWE Industry Insights

ICER’s Development and Use of RWE: 5 Areas for Concern

The pervasiveness of real-world data (RWD) and the need to understand outcomes in clinical practice have galvanized the ubiquity and utility of real-world evidence (RWE). Especially within the life sciences industry, RWE is increasingly leveraged by research and development, epidemiology, outcomes research, and commercial groups across an asset’s[…]

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ICER Versus NICE: Who Cares About Value-Based Pricing Assessments?

This is my last post in an ICER versus NICE series that examines how ICER’s and NICE’s methodologies for implementing cost-effectiveness (CE) analyses differ. My last post explored how differences in the use of a fixed CE threshold and the application of a narrower CE threshold range may lead to different intervention recommendations. In this[…]

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ICER vs. NICE: Three Key Differences in Approach and Appraisal

Back in December, I recapped an issues panel titled, “Should ICER be NICE (or Not)?” from ISPOR’s 20th Annual European Congress, which sought to compare the use of ICER’s value assessment framework versus NICE’s guidelines when conducting and interpreting cost-effectiveness (CE) analyses. In that post, I summarized the ideas expressed during the[…]

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ICER Versus NICE: The Verdict From Our ISPOR Glasgow Issue Panel

A smashing success! ISPOR hosted its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland last month, boasting nearly 5,000 attendees and satisfying our deepest sweet tooth cravings thanks to the lunch menu’s endless supply of teacake biscuits, caramel wafers, caramel shortbread, and IRN Bru. In addition, the conference hosted three well-attended[…]

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Should ICER Be NICE (or Not)?: A Prelude to Our ISPOR Glasgow Issue Panel

ISPOR’s 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow is fast approaching, with the first plenary session scheduled for this Monday, November 6th. I will be attending as part of BHE’s team and am looking forward to the plenary sessions discussing the evolution of value in healthcare, including the increase in value-based care initiatives, the future of[…]

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