Leqembi’s FSS Pricing Meets ICER’s Cost-Effectiveness Threshold; VA Requiring Coverage With Evidence
Eisai/Biogen Alzheimer’s treatment isn’t actually on the VA formulary, but Leqembi’s Federal Supply Schedule price, coming in at just over $20,000 annually, could address spending concerns.
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Leqembi Coverage By Veterans Affairs Department Sign Of Success For Eisai’s Payer Engagement Strategy
Alzheimer’s product is following a different playbook than Aduhlem, reflecting better data – and hard-earned lessons. Eisai estimates that 80-90% of veterans who are eligible for Leqembi treatment based on the FDA label would also fit the VA’s criteria.
ICER’s Leqembi Assessment Inches Higher, Still Sees Eisai Price As Too High
The drug pricing watchdog said in its revised report that Alzheimer’s therapy Leqembi (lecanemab) meets cost-effectiveness thresholds at $8,900-$21,500, below Eisai/Biogen’s $26,500 list price.
Eisai Pricing For Lecanemab Reflects Concern With Medicare ‘Sustainability,’ ‘Giving Back,’ Firm Says
Despite internal modeling indicating lecanemab offers a ‘societal value’ of around $37,600 per year, the company has decided on a list price of around $26,500 annually to moderate the impact on Medicare and patients.