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US Government Approval for Funding of CAR-T therapy

bkoffman
bkoffmanCLL CURE Hero
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Hi,

CMS approves CAR-T therapy payment, but with significant strings attached. For more details see: cllsociety.org/2019/02/cms-...

This is a positive first step, but only the first step. We will be interviewing experts on funding over the next few weeks

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I am proud of the small role I played in this by going to CMS and lobbying on behalf of future CAR-T patients.

Stay strong.

We are all in this together.

Brian

Brian Koffman MDCM DCFP, DABFM, MS Ed

Co-Founder, Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer

CLL Society, Inc.

PO Box 1390

Claremont, CA 91711

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Chemtrails-USA

Thanks Doc. You’re the man!

Not sure I understand United Healthcare’s role in this process - did they “sabotage” the initial scheme where reimbursement was based on success?

Very complicated process, I suspect you’ve spent countless hours dealing with it.

Thanks again.

- Bobby

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