Health Technology Assessments (HTAs)

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Discovery Health PIN & HTA Processes
September 2023
The SAMED Reimbursement Sub-Committee presented on two key aspects of applying for reimbursement to enable members to navigate the funder reimbursement space: Discovery PIN Review Process and HTA preparation and Funder Review Process. Donata Kubheka and Keshnee Pillay, members of our Market Access Committee, backed by knowledge of the funder systems and processes, and their years of practical experience, led members through these processes, covering some of the common pitfalls.


Medscheme Health Technology Assessments and Reimbursement
October 2020
Christeen Keyter who is the Advanced Specialist: Health Technology Assessment in the Health Policy Unit at Medscheme provided an outline of the HTA and reimbursement processes for Medscheme at a SAMED Market Access Forum. The presentation covers:

  • Medscheme reimbursement and HTA processes
  • An organogram of the HTA/reimbursement team
  • Policy and processes on price increases, price reviews and price benchmarking
  • Special Covid-19-related requirements,

Discovery Health Health Technology Assessments and Reimbursements
November 2020
The Centre for Clinical Evidence team at Discovery Health provided an overview of their HTA and reimbursement processes a SAMED Market Access Forum . The presentation covers:

  • Discovery PIN Process & Price Increases; Kershnee Chetty, Head: Surgical Risk Unit
  • The HTA Process & Supplier Journey; Niri Bhimsan, Head: Health Technology Assessment
  • Overall functions of the Clinical Policy Unit; Lindiwe Mbekeni, Clinical Specialist; Head of the Clinical Policy Unit