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Highlights from the Symposium…free access
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Our speakers and attendees discussed the need for data, managing rising specialty drug costs, the trust issue between the healthcare players, and what constitutes value today – and, as importantly, what doesn’t.
“The Evidence Challenge of Rational Reimbursement”
Presented by Roger Longman, CEO, Real Endpoints
One way for payers to get a handle on drug spending and simultaneously support real medical innovation is comparative efficacy – the transformational fuel for evidence-based prescribing and reimbursement. But self-interest, academic perfectionism, government and corporate priorities, political restrictions and accounting bureaucracy are all getting in the way of rational reimbursement decisions. The answer: knowing when to go with “good enough”.
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One major topic of conversation during the Real Endpoints Symposium: what constitutes value in today’s healthcare environment — and, as importantly, what doesn’t. As efforts to define value –and amass evidence to demonstrate it –continue, the one metric that clearly sways payers is total cost-of-care.
Controlling run-away specialty drug costs, especially high-priced oncologics, is the next big challenge for payers and employers. Trouble is, comparative data measuring the effectiveness of one therapy relative to another can be hard to find – if it’s even available. Moreover, current solutions like clinical pathways and narrow networks won’t be enough to solve the specialty drug cost problem.
Symposium speakers discussed a variety of challenges, from controlling rising specialty drug costs to the creation of objective, transparent sources of comparative effectiveness. But the biggest challenge of all: establishing trust between the various healthcare players.
There are many steps pharmas could take to build trust…if all else fails, look to risk-sharing agreements.
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Objective, real world data is the new coin of the US healthcare realm. Using such outcomes and trend data, providers and payers will finally be able to make evidence-based medical decisions. The result? Smarter, more cost-effective healthcare.
If only it were that simple.
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- Lewis Sandy, MD
SVP, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth
- Michael Sherman, MD
CMO, Harvard Pilgrim
- Robert Galvin, MD
CEO, Equity Healthcare
- Michael Kolodziej, MD
National Medical Director, Oncology Solutions, Office of the CMO, Aetna
- Annalisa Jenkins, MD
EVP, Head of Global Development, Merck Serono
- Peter Bach, MD
Director of the Center for Health Policy & Outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering
- Jack Bailey
SVP, Policy, Payers & Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline
- Steve Wooding
VP, Head of Market Access, Janssen EMEA, J&J
- Jay Galeota
President, Hospital and Specialty Care, Merck & Co. Inc.
- …And more!
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Payers and Risk-Sharing Providers
- CEO, CFO
- Medical Director
- Pharmacy Director
- Health Economics
- Technology Assessment
- CEO, CFO
- Senior Clinical Development
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- Brand Management