Smita Sealey and Barry Farimond, ZS Associates, Malcolm Qualie, NHS England, Alain Boulanger, Filippo Drago
With pricing of drugs at the centre of political and social debate, the market access and pricing environment in Europe has become increasingly challenging over the years. Innovative contracting has since become a common route to overcome these challenges and ensure timely access for patients.
Join us on Monday 2nd September from 15:00-16:00 BST as we discuss the future of innovative contracting with our panel of European payers. Key topics to be covered include:
To what extent and how contracting helps improve patient access?
What prior successes and failures can teach us about designing contracts that deliver true value to the health systems?
Can we avoid contracting and what would be the alternative?
In the past decade, we have moved from simple discounting and traditional volume-based agreements to more complex value-based models involving measurement of health outcomes, risk-sharing and cost containment guarantees. The feasibility of these contracts tends to vary by EU market, dependent mainly on the available healthcare system infrastructure to collect and process data as well as other regulatory and philosophical differences.
Ultimately, the question remains as to whether these agreements are a move towards better healthcare provision and more connected healthcare infrastructures, or are they slowing down access and creating administrative burden due to their complexity?