It Starts with One Step: Piloting New Payment and Reimbursement Models for Novel Antibiotics in the US

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM, Monday, June 3,2019 ・ 115C, Level 100
Current investment in antimicrobial R&D is insufficient to address growing resistance. US policymakers agree that innovative reimbursement models, if properly aligned with public health goals, could both boost innovation and enable appropriate patient access to critically-needed antibiotics. To date, none has been implemented. As part of a suite of incentives including push and pull incentives, reimbursement reform could help create a more sustainable antibiotic market. This panel will describe potential reimbursement reform and innovative payment models in the US. Attendees engaged in infectious disease R&D and reimbursement policy reform will learn: • What reimbursement reform and innovative payment models could look like in the US, and what’s possible in the short term; • How to measure the true societal value of novel antibiotics; • How new payment and reimbursement models support appropriate use of novel antibiotics and what changes to stewardship programs are needed to enable them
Speakers
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Associate Vice President, Global Policy, Communications and Population Health
Merck & Co., Inc.
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Chief Medical Officer
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, CMS
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Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations
Infectious Diseases Society of America
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Executive Director of Strategic Alliances
Spero Therapeutics
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Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Health Policy
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University