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Could CMS Policies Impact Investments in CAR T-cell Therapies and Other Innovative Treatments?

CMS policies on CAR T-cell therapy present clinical and financial challenges over data gaps and data sharing as well as gaps with Medicaid reimbursement for inpatient and outpatient services. With only three CAR-T therapies in the US Market to date, what needs to happen to ensure ideal clinical and financial outcomes for all stakeholders?

Dr. Richard Stefanacci and Matthew Pakizegee, PharmD, discuss the government, policy and systems changes affecting clinical pathways in a May 2019 Journal of Clinical Pathways article titled: CMS Policies Concerning CAR T-Cell Therapy.

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Dr. Richard Stefanacci
Chief Medical Director

Richard has focused his career on improving health outcomes, especially for some of the most vulnerable populations. This has been achieved through several avenues, beginning with his continued active role as a treating internist/geriatrician.…