Biogen’s Plea To Medicare: Just Cover The Aduhelm Clinical Trial Population
Company discusses its strategy for negotiating a change in the recently-proposed Medicare coverage decision for Alzheimer’s drugs during a presentation to analysts.
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Mark McClellan discusses whether CMS’s pending final version of the Medicare national coverage determination on Alzheimer’s drugs might change from the draft and whether the decision should be viewed as a precedent for drugs granted accelerated approvals.
Proposed Medicare national coverage policy would delay access to Alzheimer’s drugs for too long and the government should instead cover the drugs under specific conditions until research already underway comes in, Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation president John Dwyer argues.
Medicare Draft NCD For Alzheimer's Drugs: When 'Reasonable And Necessary' And 'Safe And Effective' No Longer Align
Proposed decision withholds Medicare coverage from current and future amyloid-directed monoclonal antibody drugs for Alzheimer’s disease unless patients are enrolled in a randomized clinical trial.