NAMSA helps you open the doors for coverage by conducting Medical Policy Research and Coverage Advocacy to provide insight into the probable coverage status of new and emerging technologies among government and private health insurers around the globe.
Coverage for specific products and services can vary widely among government and commercial insurance companies, independent of the fact that they often administer similar benefits. When medical coverage policies do not cover specific technologies, or they do not exist, NAMSA’s experts will meet with health plan medical policy makers to advocate for change. Most private payers are unwilling to meet directly with medical device Sponsors, but will make accommodations for third party representation among consultants they trust. Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are thoroughly vetted health care professionals who engage in peer-to-peer discussions with clinicians, nurses, payers and key opinion leaders (KOLs) on behalf of clients, ensuring an appropriate, compliant and comprehensive exchange of information regarding medical products. Responsibilities include education of KOLs, physicians, health plan medical policy leaders and others throughout the product lifecycle, including support in conjunction with the launch or approval of an expanded indication or new medical device.