Foundation and Philips Present on Focused Ultrasound at Partnering for Cures Conference


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The Foundation’s Reimbursement Working Group was selected for an Innovator Presentation at the 2014 Partnering for Cures annual meeting.

Susan Klees, the Foundation’s Director of Communications, and Laurel Sweeney, Philips Healthcare’s Senior Director of Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement, gave a talk on Blazing a Trail for Successful Access to Disruptive Technologies. They showcased the broad versatility of focused ultrasound and the working group’s multi-front effort to achieve widespread access by attaining CPT coding for payment, positive reimbursement policies, and appropriate usage for current and future applications. The presentation also provided an opportunity to share the unique role of the Foundation and its venture philanthropy model.

Partnering for Cures, held November 16-18 in New York, is organized by FasterCures and attracts more than 900 multi-sector medical research leaders to stimulate partnerships to reduce the time and cost of taking new medical solutions from research and discovery to patients. The Foundation’s working group was one of 30 presentations selected from a pool of 120 candidates in a competitive application process.

The working group includes the Foundation, Philips Healthcare, InSightec, and GE. It is a model for how organizations with a common technology can aggregate resources in a precompetitive space to drive adoption for innovative therapies.

A video of the presentation can be found on the Partnering for Cures website.