Value of Health Part III: Potential Disruptors' Impact to Value, Access & Reimbursement

December 10, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

MassBio, 300 Technology Square 8th Fl, Cambridge, MA 02139

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This event, Part III in a three part series that will explore the value of health, will consider disruptions to the ever-evolving value, access & reimbursement landscape as new players enter the arena and others consolidate. What impact will mergers between payers and PBMs have on drug pricing, patient access, and the ability to track and analyze data? How are digital technologies changing the way we track patients and ensure access? What impact will one-time cures have on the system? What new financing methodologies are gaining traction and what else can we do to support their widespread adoption?  What new players are disrupting the value equation? We'll attempt to answer those questions and more, with MassBio's Bob Coughlin as the moderator.

We believe this issue is especially timely. We’re at an inflection point, with science that’s been tested for decades finally becoming a reality for patients and a payer system that has not caught up with this level of innovation. Myriad factors are combining to alter the status quo – with policymakers demanding action, and healthcare stakeholders agreeing that we must come up with real solutions. If we don’t come together and address the value equation as an industry and ensure patient access to all new therapies, government or other stakeholders will – and they will likely get it wrong. 

Drinks and appetizers will be provided. If you're not a MassBio member but are interested in attending, please email contact us at communications@massbio.org.

Head of Global Pricing & Reimbursement, Spark Therapeutics, Inc
Ms. Pitluck is the Head of Global Pricing & Reimbursement (P&R) at Spark Therapeutics, Inc., a fully integrated gene therapy company committed to meeting the needs of patients living with genetic diseases. In her current role, Ms. Pitluck priced the first US Food and Drug Administration-approved gene therapy for a genetic disease, LUXTURNA® (voretigene neparvovec-rzyl). She also led the roll-out of Spark’s unique alternate payment options and outcomes-based arrangements for LUXTURNA. She is now working to develop programs to help ensure timely patient access to future one-time gene therapies in development. Prior to joining Spark, Ms. Pitluck was the Executive Director for Global P&R at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, leading all global P&R efforts, including dossier preparation and negotiations for Alexion globally. Ms. Pitluck was formerly the Director of Genentech’s Coverage & Reimbursement Policy and responsible for all US public payer policy and reimbursement issues for Genentech’s products. She also worked at healthcare consulting companies including Avalere Health and Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services Inc., focusing on policy and reimbursement analyses for a variety of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device products related to care settings and disease areas. Ms. Pitluck received her Masters of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and her Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.