Shiny transparent capsule filled with colorful spheres

Episode 52 — Drug Pricing: Could a Single Reference Price Apply Across a Therapeutic Class?

August 21, 2023
Recent developments point to an emerging policy focus on establishing single payment rates for therapeutic classes and not for individual drugs.

The policy conversation related to reimbursement rates for drugs has recently turned toward pricing for entire therapeutic classes, rather than assessing the value of an individual drug. Two recent developments emphasize a growing call for establishing a single payment rate for therapeutic classes: the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) June report to Congress, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final guidance for the negotiation provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act. 

In this episode of Connected With Latham, partner Chris Schott and associate Danny Machado discuss the emerging policy signals for assessing value across therapeutic classes, rather than for individual products.

Listen here or subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you listen to podcasts.