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Expert Insights: Q&A With Patient Access Leader, Melissa L. Paige

ExL‘s Value-Based Strategies for Reimbursement and Formulary Success Conference Producer, Mercy Lister, had the opportunity to sit down and discuss some of the issues and challenges facing the industry with the event’s chair, Melissa L. PaigeOncology Patient Access Principal Coordination at the University of Virginia Health System, NCI-Designated Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. See excerpts from the Q&A session below.

Q: How do you collaborate with payers and pharma to get access to the right product at the right time for the right patient?

A: Prior to any product launch, we seek out our Field Reimbursement/Sales team for our account. We have a meeting with all the key stakeholders within our facility to figure out how we are going to fold the new program into our process. We really depend on the manufacturer to be that bridge for the relationship with the payer. They know the trends for each state, and they are currently reporting this and making sure that the Field Reimbursement teams are prepped to help any account. The relationships with our accounts are the key driver of making sure we get access to the right product, time and patient.

To see the four-question Q&A, click here.

The Value-Based Strategies for Reimbursement and Formulary Success event, meeting on November 6–7 in Bethesda, MD, convenes pharma professionals, payers, and health systems to discuss strategies that expand patient access in an era of increasing cost controls and utilization management. Expert speakers from Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, UCB and many more organizations convene to share methods to prepare for formulary success pre-approval and auxiliary strategies for post-approval market access expansion tactics in the face of a formulary block. Click here to view the detailed program that has everyone talking.

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