Market Access & reimbursement for digital health applications

In Germany, a new market access and reimbursement process for digital health applications (DiGAs) was introduced in early 2020. In our approx. 45-minute webinar, you will learn what this new process looks like and which similar processes may exist in a European comparison. The French expert Guy Eiferman from the Market Access consulting agency Nextep will speak about the French process. The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion on the main differences and similarities between France and Germany as driving forces for digital innovation in Europe.

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Start-up failures – How can you plan for a successful market launch?

In a recent study funded by the Dutch government it was found that roughly 91% of start-ups fail! What are the reasons for that and more important how could you plan to be successful? MArS in cooperation with the Dutch consultancy Seijgraaf will present and discuss findings and solutions for a successful market access of health care start-ups. The webinar will include the following topics: • What are the major issues health care start-ups have when preparing to enter the launch? • What are must-haves in terms of market access and reimbursement for new products in the health care system? • How can a health care start-up be successful?

Webinar: Covid-19 in Europe – Germany ahead of others, but when will the second wave come and how will this potentially look like?

Germany has been seen at the forefront of the Covid-19 control and outcomes. The situation until end May is very promising with a reproduction number below one and new infections below 800 per day. Few hotspots have been identified and lock-down measures have been relaxed to a maximum. However, a core question remains: Not if, but when will a second wave of Covid-19 come and how will this potentially look like.

The MArS Covid-19 task force will present to you some realistic simulation scenarios based on epidemiological evidence.

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New Webinar on Covid-19 and digitalization on May 28 2020

The covid-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on daily life of populations and health care systems. Due to physical distancing as a core policy, digitalization is a main opportunity also in health care. At the same time the new law for digitalization in health care (DiGA) was made effective In Germany.

The MArS Covid-19 task force will show you in this webinar:

  • How digitalization has changed the health care system
  • The different pathways for digitalization solutions to the German market

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Video available – MArS webinar – Covid-19 cost on Germany

On Thursday, April 23 2020, MArS offered the webinar “How many billion of Euros does the fight against the Covid-19-virus cost the healthcare system? A health economic modelling analysis for Germany”.

The presentation as a video is now available:

MArS has extensive experience in health economic modelling an support you in your endeavors.

Enjoy the video and stay healthy!

MArS webinar slides on cost of Covid-19 available

On Thursday, April 23 2020, MArS offered the webinar “How many billion of Euros does the fight against the Covid-19-virus cost the healthcare system? A health economic modelling analysis for Germany”.

The presented slides are now available on our website MArS – Stefan Walzer – Webinar – Covid-19 impact health economics Germany

MArS has extensive experience in health economic modelling an support you in your endeavors.

Stay healthy!

MArS-Webinar invitation: How many billion of Euros does the fight against the Covid-19-virus cost the healthcare system? A health economic modelling analysis for Germany.

The covid-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on daily life of populations and also a significant budget impact for health care systems. There are various statistical simulation tools available in the context of Covid-19 developed by different institutions. The CovidSIM is a simulator developed by academic experts on behalf of the ministry of social welfare (and health) of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany).

The MArS Covid-19 task force will show you in this webinar:

• How well this simulator can predict the outbreak and situation in Germany.

• How much the health care utilization cost have been so far for the German health care system.

• In which way you might leverage this simulation tool.

Register now – seats are limited: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4915870254563/WN_q4mgDCXVRAiD_ZrYUgsSKQ

 

Secondary HE analysis on the EFFORT study published!

Existing guidelines support the importance of nutritional interventions for medical inpatients at malnutrition risk to alleviate the impact of malnutrition on outcomes. MArS in conjunction with the investigators of the EFFORT – a pragmatic, investigator-initiated, open-label, multicenter Swiss trial have developed and executed a probabilistic health economic analysis. Our evaluation demonstrates that in-hospital nutritional support for medical inpatients is a highly cost-effective intervention in Switzerland to reduce risks for ICU admissions and hospital-associated complications, while improving patient survival.

The full article is available on the website of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition

MArS has a strong background in health economics, the related data analytics, medical writing and communication with payers. We have developed various health economic analyses in the last years which lead to over 35 manuscripts in scientific journals and more than 150 presentations at conferences.

Country update Germany January 2020 – what’s new for market access?

MArS has created another country profile update for Germany as of January 2020 – a summary is available below – the full report is available on request.

As summary:

  • G-BA post-resolution comittments need now to follow the new IQWiG guide
  • Digital care Act: Milestones for the specifications of process documents by the BfArM and GKV-SV were made public. Applications for health apps are expected to be open in April 2020.
  • New draft law under discussion with respect to emergency care
  • Draft law also discussed with respect to an additional supervisory resources for selective contracts with respect to medical devices and new procedures including the set-up of an arbitration board

MArS has vast experience in submissions, pricing and negotiations in Germany for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics.

Fast track access for apps into the GKV market in Germany

MArS attended the Medical valley Forchheim symposium on the market access pathway for new digital solutions (“apps”) into the statutory health care market. The new law will come into effect January 1 2020. Still open are the templates for the BfArM consultation and the price negotiation frame with the Head association of the statutory health insurance funds (GKV-SV). For the BfArM the regulations can be expected as the new law §33a para. 3 SGB V RefE is now publicly available. In case clinical evidence for a (patient) benefit is proven the app can be included in the BfArM registry / database, if that is not the case this can be provided within the first year of launch.

For the price negotiations MArS expects the regulation frame to be similar (but adapted) as within the AMNOG process. Core drivers will be the European prices (incl.out of pocket cost) as well as the clinical evidence on the product and comparable products. The template for the price negotiations are expected in the next few weeks. The arbitration board is not yet defined and built but is expected soon.

MArS offers the digital industry the experience in the process and contacts with German payers, the BfArM and especially with price negotiations with the GKV-SV. Core services to be provided will be Communication with payersPricing – planning, research, design, implementation and Price negotiation.