UCLA Health and its members constantly strive to maintain proper balance between providing cost-effective patient care and utilizing new, emerging medical technologies in healthcare. Over the past few decades, UCLA Health's Value Analysis Committee has been at the forefront of this commitment and has established a culture of continuous medical innovation in a fiscally responsible manner.
This multidisciplinary committee has aided in the effort to improve patient care and control product costs through the emphasis on the purchase and utilization of cost-effective, high-quality products through an extensive process of determining clinical efficacy, product evaluation, and financial impact to UCLA Health.
In order to expedite this process, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing has implemented an electronic submission form for the Value Analysis Committee Request. Once a request has been submitted, the Value Analysis Coordinator, the Clinical Budget Responsible Director/Manager, the Department or Division Chair/Chief (David Geffen School of Medicine), and the Value Analysis Committee will evaluate the request for its appropriateness. If approved, the requesting physician will receive acknowledgment of the VAC approval to move forward.
Our current submission to agenda time is approximately 2-3 months which may fluctuate based on volume. Once contacted by the VAC coordinator, the following 3 required meetings will be scheduled within the same month:
Purpose – This meeting focuses on the finances to assure all items are included and appropriate patient comparison groups are identified.
Purpose – Meeting focuses on the finances of the initiative to include the cost of both the proposed and existing items, as well as the reimbursement impact.
Please refer to the sample scorecard for all possible key points for discussion.
To complete your VAC Request, please click on the "Value Analysis Committee Request" link in the "Forms" section below:
Please note: The VAC request form should no longer be used for IRB and Clinical Study Trial requests. Please use the IRB request form found here: IRB and Clincal Study Trials
|Title:||Value Analysis Coordinator|
|Department:||Procurement and Strategic Sourcing|
|Department Address:||Ste 750, UCLA Wilshire Center|
|Email (Preferred Method of Contact):||ChihwenChen@mednet.ucla.edu|