Optimal benefits for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A consensus opinion

Richard T. Maziarz, Stephanie Farnia, Patricia Martin, Krishna V. Komanduri

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Abstract

Variability in transplantation benefits may directly affect outcomes of individuals undergoing autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation procedures. The Financial Working Group of the National Marrow Donor Program-sponsored System Capacity Initiative addressed the issue of variable benefits and reviewed multiple transplantation benefit packages from both public and private payer organizations. On completion of the review, a consensus was obtained on defining a recipient benefit package that avoids major coverage gaps that could negatively influence patient outcomes. The recommendation was to encourage adoption of these benefits at a national level by payers, benefit brokers/consultants, and sales teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1671-1676
Number of pages6
JournalBiology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • Consensus
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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