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Paying for Cures: Framing the Issues
Ensuring patient access and system sustainability
Durable, potentially curative therapies for genetic disorders and cancer have arrived. Short—even single dose—treatment regimens yield lasting health benefits, but large single payments will challenge the current reimbursement system.
Policy, regulations, and business operations need to evolve to enable emerging solutions. Now is the time to implement precision financing solutions to ensure patient access and system sustainability.
Precision Financing Strategies
This comprehensive white paper lays out the practices and tools that can help make durable therapies sustainable by the healthcare system.
Paying for Cures Toolkit
The FoCUS Project at MIT NEWDIGS has developed this Toolkit as a resource for practitioners facing the financial challenges of offering, choosing, reimbursing or supporting an advanced durable therapy.
Use the toolkit to assess your situation, survey potential solutions, and start planning for success.
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Paying for Cures is an initiative of the FoCUS Project at MIT
FoCUS seeks to collaboratively address the need for new, innovative financing and reimbursement models for durable therapies that ensure patient access and sustainability for all stakeholders. This multi-stakeholder effort unites developers, providers, regulators, patient advocacy groups, payers from all segments of the US healthcare system, and academics working in healthcare policy, financing, and reimbursement.
FoCUS research and design
- Engaged cross-sector, multi-stakeholder group to identify challenges and cooperatively design sustainable solutions
- Analyzed drug pipeline to understand scale of the challenge
- Described system of “Cure Archetypes” and how different kinds of healthcare payers can support them
- Designed and served as a catalyst for Precision Financing pilots to test real-world application
MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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