Focus of EPC HealthCare consulting
EPC HealthCare is focused with its activities on the healthcare sector and encompasses the following competences:
EPC HealthCare serves in particular medical devices companies and pharmaceutical corporations in all aspects of strategic market access to Germany and to get access to the official reimbursement for their products by the SHI and PHI payers. Furthermore we design tailored Road Maps towards market access for each single product or project with focus on pricing & reimbursement. The design of these Road Maps is powered by our own NAVIGATORs for the various product classes (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostic kits, ATMPs and OMPs). The Navigators serve the Road Map design in the sense of a Decision Support Tool. Once the Road Map is ready to go, EPC HealthCare alone or, if necessary, with strategic partners takes care for the operational execution.
Competence in rebate contracts and innovative direct contracts
Classic rebate contracts (§ 130a Abs. 8 SGB V) and the management of bid & tenders are the core of our competence. We take care of all modules in the lifecycle of a rebate contract, from the first identification to the final controlling of the rebate contract. Beyond the classical rebate contracts we design „smart rebate contracts“ such as Capitation, Pay-4-Performance or Risk-Share for patent protected APIs to accelerate the market access. For medical devices we design contracts for reimbursement or partial reimbursement (co-payment approach). Beyond the product-related contracts we design healthcare services contracts and integrated delivery projects on the basis of § 140a SGB V.
On the corporate level we design integral contract strategies across the entire portfolio.
Rebate contract monitoring by a special software support which enables the user to have always the complete overview and the perfect cockpit view to manage a bunch of different rebate contracts. With traditional Excel-tables an effective management of rebate contracts is not really efficient. The reality is bits & pieces. What really is needed is an integral approach based on innovative software – RaMoni.
Calculation of reference prices and simulation of future reference prices
The EPC reference price calculator is useful to support clients which face the introduction of new reference prices (simulation) as well as for the adaptation of existing reference prices. We support all strategic questions around reference pricing.