News articles featuring quotes from Real Endpoints


May 17, 2019

Pharmacy Technology Report

Gene Therapies Force Payment Innovation

by Gina Shaw

As effective as new gene therapy treatments may be, high setup costs, variable clinical responses, and issues with reimbursement and coding have resulted in significant losses for some manufacturers and providers. “The one-time administration for these therapies introduces a mismatch with benefits” said Jane F. Barlow, Real Endpoints Chief Clinical Officer. “The cost is front-loaded, but benefits accrue over time, creating a challenge as patients move in and out of plans. This is very different than what we see with chronic medications.”

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April 12, 2019

In Vivo

Paying for Pharmaceutical Value: The Problem of a One-Size-Fits-All Definition

by Roger Longman

The industry has plenty of ways to define value. Thousands of academic and corporate health economists busily grind out cost-effectiveness analyses. CMS has designated five "compendia" as guides for reimbursable value, despite bizarrely opaque decision-making behind the compendias' choices.

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January 27, 2019


Precision Financing of Durable, Potentially Curative Therapies

by Jane Barlow, MD, MPH, MBA

Durable and potentially curative gene therapies and cellular treatments are being developed for a wide range of conditions. While a boon for patients, this could prove a financial bane for payers due to the fact that years of taking and reimbursing medications is condensed into a single, much larger, upfront payment at the time of an abbreviated treatment.

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October 16, 2018


Jeff Berkowitz Takes Helm of Real Endpoints

by PharmaVoice

Real Endpoints, which provides development and implementation of proprietary tools, has named Jeff Berkowitz as CEO and member of the board of directors. Most recently, Mr. Berkowitz served as an executive VP at UnitedHealth Group, CEO of it Optum International business, and as a strategic leader of OptumRx, its PBM, Mr. Berkowitz is a PharmaVOICE Red Jacket - 2014.

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September 13, 2018

Real Endpoints Appoints Jeff Berkowitz, CEO and Director

by Real Endpoints LLC

Real Endpoints (RE), a leader in the development and implementation of proprietary tools to strengthen pharmaceutical market access for an evolving healthcare landscape, announced today that Jeff Berkowitz, a 20-year veteran of the pharmaceutical, drug distribution, pharmacy and payer industries, has joined the company as CEO and member of the board of directors. Jeff is one of the rare executives whose.....

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July 25, 2018

Managed Care

Must Sky-High Prices ‘Come on Down’ Before the Price Is Right?

by Richard Mark Kirkner

The first gene therapy to treat an inherited disease is out of the gate, but with a very high price tag. Many more gene therapies are on their way. How can they be priced to hit the sweet spot of affordability, access, and innovation?

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