Tag Archives: genetics

Genomic testing: Cost-savings or cost-inflating for payers

Private payers are gradually adopting genomic testing to guide decision making in treatment pathways for selected disorders. There is still some uncertainty regarding the future uptake of genomic testing and the levels of sophistication of new tests. An article by Milliman’s Didier Serre and Joanne Buckle discusses some relevant considerations that can support a greater appreciation of the risks and gains to payers involved in funding these tests now.

This article was originally published in the February 2018 issue of Health Watch.

Genetic testing in England: ROI, cost-effectiveness analysis, or both to evaluate intervention

In healthcare, return on investment (ROI) can be used to measure the effectiveness of various disease management programmes. ROI provides a framework to help determine whether additional funds should be allocated to a particular activity or alternatively whether these funds should be withdrawn and allocated elsewhere. The rapid uptake of genetic testing within the National Health Service (NHS) and current debate around genetics make evaluating tailored interventions increasingly more relevant to ensure an efficient use of NHS spend. Milliman’s Joanne Buckle and Didier Serre provide perspective in this paper.