Zynteglo Could Be Gene Therapy Test Case For Viability Of Outcomes-Based Contracts – UHC Exec
Outcomes and disease progression could be clear cut, lending the rare disease treatment to innovative contracting. But the amount of money at stake is likely to complicate things.
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Bluebird bio’s Tom Klima told Scrip launch preparations are well under way, including negotiations with payers on outcomes-based reimbursement agreements.
Gene Therapy: Bluebird’s Beti-Cel Sails Through US Panel Review On Strength of ‘Impressive’ Efficacy
Treatment is a potential game-changer for patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia, committee members said; panel was hesitant to extrapolate the hematological malignancies seen with bluebird’s other lentiviral vector programs to beti-cel.
Draft evidence report from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review on the potentially curative rare disease treatment also supports the narrative that the unrestricted pricing environment in the US invites greater access to innovative treatments compared to markets abroad.