Vol. 1 No. 6 (2021)
Reimbursement Recommendations

Patiromer (Veltassa)

Published June 24, 2021

Key Messages

  • Clinical evidence suggests that Veltassa should be reimbursed to treat hyperkalemia in adult patients with chronic kidney disease and who are receiving renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor therapy.
  • Economic evidence suggests that at least an 85% price reduction is needed to ensure Veltassa is cost-effective at a $50,000 per quality-adjusted life-year threshold.
  • Higher price reductions may be required if Veltassa is used long term, more patients use the maximum dose, and/or the benefit of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor administration is lower.
  • Based on public list prices, the 3-year budget impact is $86,948,298.