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April 30, 2020 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Understanding Shifts from Medicare Part B to D in Autoimmune Treatment

Summary

Avalere experts examined evolving stakeholder-specific considerations for reshaping how patients with autoimmune conditions receive care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Treatment for autoimmune conditions continue to see significant Medicare program changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current shifts and flexibilities attempt to mitigate the interruptions in care through providing solutions that balance safety and access to necessary treatment. However, these health system disruptions resulting from COVID-19 are significantly reshaping how patients receive care. Unanticipated changes in utilization, such as a large shift from provider-administered to self-administered drugs, will impact coverage, utilization management, and health plan costs. Additionally, there are clinical challenges that must be closely considered by patients and physicians for transition to a new therapy. All healthcare stakeholders will need to understand the immediate and future effects of these changes.

Key topics included:

  • Policy shifts during COVID-19
  • Current status of Medicare Part B and D
  • Provider and patient access and impact
  • Future state of the Medicare B and D benefits
  • Coverage and cost implications

Panelists

Moderator
Sarah Butler , Head, Client Solutions, Marketing & Operations

Sarah Butler is the head of Sales, Marketing, and Operations.

Speaker
Kayla Amodeo , Associate Principal, Policy

Kayla Amodeo serves as a key subject-matter expert on Medicare Part B, drug pricing, and value assessment policy-related issues impacting the pharmaceutical industry, physicians, the federal government, and other stakeholders.

Speaker
John E. Linnehan , Practice Director, Health Economics & Advanced Analytics

John E. Linnehan leads our Health Economics and Advanced Analytics Practice, a team of consultants, strategists, and data scientists focused on driving healthcare improvement through value demonstration, stakeholder engagement, predictive and applied analytics, and data innovations.

Speaker
Michael Schneider , Principal

Mike Schneider is an experienced health care executive with over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturer, pharmacy benefit manager, and payer side of health care.

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