Alnylam Announces Alignment on Value-Based Agreements with Leading Health Insurers and Launches Comprehensive Patient Support Services for ONPATTRO™ (patisiran) | Seeking Alpha

“Alnylam’s proactive approach to working closely with Harvard Pilgrim far ahead of the drug approval date to develop a value-based agreement highlights its commitment to patients, patient access, and delivering meaningful outcomes to the healthcare system,” said Michael Sherman, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “By virtue of linking level of reimbursement to meaningful patient outcomes, this agreement will help us meet the needs of hATTR amyloidosis patients by supporting our efforts to balance access and affordability.”

The VBAs build upon Alnylam’s Patient Access Philosophy announced last year, which focuses the Company’s commercial objectives on being proactive about patient access while delivering value to patients, physicians, and insurers. This Philosophy commits Alnylam to act with urgency for patients, pursue value-based agreements and to not increase the annualized price of its medicines above the consumer price index (CPI-U) unless valuable new innovation has been achieved.

“Express Scripts is enthusiastic about this approval as it represents a new therapeutic technology that should improve the lives of patients. We applaud Alnylam for taking a responsible approach to pricing and patient access in the rare disease space, an increasingly complicated challenge,” said Steve Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Express Scripts. “We want to work together toward a common goal of ensuring broad, affordable access to important medicines for rare conditions.”

Other insurers have also recognized Alnylam’s approach to delivering good value through reimbursement design:

“Alnylam’s approach is to start with a clinical package that provides real benefit to patients and then ensure value is delivered in the real world over time. It’s about reducing uncertainty and knowing that you’re paying for the outcomes you expect,” said Jim Clement, Executive Director, Value Based Care and Supply Chain Management, Aetna Pharmacy Management. “I congratulate Alnylam for establishing the Company as a proactive, innovative and influential leader in the industry, and am looking forward to being a part of this Alnylam initiative.”

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