Introduction into European market access for in-vitro diagnostic tests

This online on-demand 2-hour seminar gives a comprehensive overview of key concepts in market access for IVD tests in Europe. Available as pre-recorded webinar or full presentation in Acrobat PDF

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Market access is a complex discipline that includes topics of reimbursement, funding, health technology assessment, clinical epidemiology, and stakeholder engagement.

At the moment, there is no good introductory training in market access for in-vitro diagnostic tests in Europe. Market access professionals develop an understanding of the disciple through work experience and conferences.

European Med Tech and IVD Reimbursement Consulting bridged the gap with a seminar, aimed to give a brief, but comprehensive understanding of core concepts in the field of market access for IVD tests in Europe.

The seminar includes general concepts of market access as well as some specifics of the market access situation in 10 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland).

This course is suitable for market access professionals as well as those new to the subject.

What topics are reviewed?

Reimbursement systems for IVD tests

Specifics of reimbursement systems for IVD tests in hospital, day case and out-patient settings in EU5 + Austria, Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland

Innovation payment schemes

Review of four reimbursement schemes, which are relevant for IVD tests: ITP in England, PHRC, PRME and RIHN Nomenclature in France. For each scheme, objective and brief overview, key statistics and implications for industry is provided

Funding and willingness to pay

A brief overview of the concept of funding and funding frameworks in individual European countries 

Role of clinical and economic evidence

General requirements for clinical and economic evidence for IVD tests, general tips for planning and execution of clinical trials with focus on reimbursement stakeholders

Health technology assessment

A brief overview of HTA methodology, connection of HTA with reimbursement and funding decisions, role of EUnetHTA 

Stakeholder engagement, reimbursement pathways

Considerations for stakeholder management and effective market access strategy, typical issues for market access of IVD tests, comparison of market access of IVD tests and medical devices

How is the seminar delivered?

Option #1: Pre-recorded webinar

One option is to watch the seminar, which is provided as a pre-recorded webinar. The duration of the webinar is 2 hours. Seminar is available for 6 months

Option #2: Presentation in Acrobat PDF

You can also access just the educational material - the full presentation of the seminar in Acrobat PDF

View extract from the seminar

This 3-minute extract presents an overview of the reimbursement model for IVD tests in Italy


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