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Abstract Details

Initiation of Fremanezumab Earlier in the Treatment Cycle may Result in Cost Savings to Payors in the United States
Headache
P10 - Poster Session 10 (8:00 AM-9:00 AM)
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Currently, US payors require at least two to three prior PA steps before allowing patients access to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). During each PA step, patients may find efficacy with an oral preventive, fail the treatment regimen altogether, or step-through to other older preventive therapies while incurring costs of acute migraine drugs throughout the entire course of treatment. Healthcare provider supported, patient-centric holistic care models indicate that CGRP mAbs should be accessible at earlier stages of treatment.

To determine if removal of some or all prior authorization (PA) steps before initiation of fremanezumab treatment results in more cost-efficient care.

An Excel-based economic model was developed to estimate the cost savings associated with removing PA steps for fremanezumab over 1 year (13 four-week cycles) using wholesaler acquisition costs. The model evaluated migraine patients eligible for fremanezumab treatment who eventually received fremanezumab after oral preventive migraine treatments failed, and migraine patients who stopped oral preventive migraine treatment after a PA failure and continued on acute gepant treatment for the remainder of the year. 

Overall cost associated with implementation of three PA steps prior to a patient receiving treatment with fremanezumab (plus acute treatment with gepants) was $12,790/patient/year. Reducing from three PA steps to two resulted in a cost increase of $93/patient/year (overall cost; $12,883/patient/year). However, moving from three PA steps to one was associated with a saving of $152/patient/year (overall cost; $12,638/patient/year). The greatest cost savings were reported when no PA steps were initiated, resulting in savings of $1,530/patient/year (overall cost; $11,260/patient/year).

While migraine represents a considerable economic burden, it is increasingly important to initiate timely, migraine-specific, preventive treatment. This model demonstrated that removing payor PA criteria for fremanezumab may yield annual direct-cost savings.

Authors/Disclosures
Jasmine Inman, Other (Teva Pharmaceuticals)
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Dr. Inman has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Stewart J. Tepper, MD (The New England Institute for Neurology and Headache) Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Aeon. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Abbvie. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Amgen. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Aruene. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Atheneum. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Axsome Therapeutics. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Becker Pharmaceutical Consulting. 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Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Slingshot Insights. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Spherix Global Insights. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Strategy Inc. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for System Medical Comm. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Taylor and Francis. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Teva. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Theranica. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Trinity Partners. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for UnityHA. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for XOC. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Click Therapeutics. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Miravo. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Neurofront Therapeutics. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Rehaler. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Synapse Medical Communications. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving as a Consultant for Pfizer. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Alphasights. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Perfood. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for M3 Global Research. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a Consultant for Scilex. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Synapse Medical Communication. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a Consultant for Tegus. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Aeon. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Abbvie. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Biohaven. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for ClickTherapeutics. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for CoolTech. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Eli Lilly. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Lundbeck. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Miravo Healthcare. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Pulmatrix. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Scientific Advisory or Data Safety Monitoring board for Satsuma. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for AbbVie. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Lundbeck. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Pfizer. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $10,000-$49,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Scilex. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving on a Speakers Bureau for Teva. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a CME Speaker with Diamond Headache Clinic. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a CME Speaker with Medical Learning Institute Peerview. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a CME Speaker with Medical Education Speakers Network. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a CME Speaker with Miller Medical Communications. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $500-$4,999 for serving as a CME Speaker with Physicians' Education Resource. Dr. Tepper has received personal compensation in the range of $5,000-$9,999 for serving as a CME Speaker with WebMD/Medscape. 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Mario Ortega, PhD (Teva Pharmaceuticals) Dr. Ortega has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Maurice Driessen (Teva) Maurice Driessen has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Olawemimo Odebiyi, Other (Teva Pharmaceuticals) Dr. Odebiyi has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Teva Pharmaceuticals .
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Lee Smolen Lee Smolen has received personal compensation for serving as an employee of Medical Decision Modeling Inc..