Adaptive Reimbursement Pilot Co-Lead Position Description

The MIT NEWDIGS consortium is seeking a contractor to serve as a co-leader of a major workstream in its LEAPS project, focused on Adaptive Reimbursement. This workstream focuses on the design and piloting of creative adaptive reimbursement models for drug therapies that improve patient health by incentivizing (1) the use of existing, actionable evidence, and (2) the generation of new real-world evidence (RWE) that enhances the targeted use of drug therapy regimens.

Within the portfolio of adaptive reimbursement pilots in LEAPS, this individual will work with a senior program leader from MIT to co-lead one, and potentially two, cardiovascular pilots.  The first pilot will focus on optimizing Lipid Management, and the second (potential) pilot will focus on accelerating the adoption of non-invasive diagnostics (cardiac CT scan) for first-line evaluation of stable chest pain.  Pilots are tailored to context for, and implemented by, collaboration partners within their own organizations.  This candidate will play a co-leadership role in facilitating the identification, elucidation, and pressure test of stakeholder issues; pilot implementation, scaling, and evaluation of adaptive reimbursement models; and engagement/management of project sponsors and cross-stakeholder teams to enable scalability and programmatic success.

LEAPS is a multi-stakeholder collaboration that focuses on modernizing how we Plan, Preduce, and Use real-world evidence (RWE) to improve patient outcomes and the economic sustainability of healthcare. Collaborators include biopharmaceutical companies, regulators, public and private payers, providers, patients, and academic researchers. MIT serves as a convener, neutral intermediary, and steward of the complex system innovations that are designed and piloted with deep engagement of collaborators. 

This candidate will report to the Executive Director of NEWDIGS and will be supported by a program coordinator. The position will begin immediately, with an expected commitment of 10-16 hours/week, with potential for expansion.  The role involves planning and co-leading multi-stakeholder team meetings;  ensuring the alignment of pilot activities and goals with LEAPS goals; helping to plan and lead targeted working sessions at the biannual invitational LEAPS Design Labs with 60-80 invited participants; developing documents (strategic plan, pilot proposals, research briefs) and powerpoint slides that communicate evolving plans/updates on pilots; and outreach with workstream co-lead to expand sponsor/collaborator teams for each pilot.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Domain expertise in biopharmaceuticals and healthcare, with prior experience in cardiovascular
  • Understanding of the US healthcare payer landscape, processes, and concerns
  • Demonstrated comfort and effectiveness in leading and facilitating multi-stakeholder (ideal) and/or highly matrixed initiatives
  • Effective in environment that requires both thinking (strategically) and doing (tactics and execution)
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, lean, entrepreneurial environment focused on driving real world impact
  • Exhibits exceptional interpersonal and communication (writing and public speaking) skills

Please send CV or questions to Azrina Azhar (

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