Economic Committee for Health Products (CEPS)



Type of actor

Institutional player

Fields of intervention

Medical Device

Intervention zone


What is the CEPS?

The Comité Economique des Produits de Santé (CEPS), an interministerial body placed under the joint authority of the ministers responsible for Health, Social Security and the Economy, is tasked under the law with setting the prices of medicines and the rates for medical devices for individual use and associated services covered by compulsory health insurance.

Go to the CEPS website


After the Haute Autorité de Santé has evaluated the technology, the CEPS has the role of setting a price for the product before it is covered by the Health Insurance Fund. Thus, it is the organisation with which the contractor will be in contact when applying for reimbursement for the pricing of certain health products (only for items on the List of Reimbursable Products and Services, or LPPR).

I have a project, how can contacting the CEPS be of use to me?

  • To identify and understand the methodology for setting prices on the List of Reimbursable Products and Services (LPPR)
  • To anticipate the price negotiation phase: Preparing the cost argument application for CEPS members.

At what stage of my project should I contact them?

After the clinical evaluation of the technology by the Haute Autorité de Santé, during the discussion phase between the Committee and the contractor on setting prices.
When considering the device’s terms of reimbursement in order to get an opinion on how the device should be reimbursed on the List of Reimbursable Products and Services (LPPR)

What can the CEPS do for project leaders?

Topics involved

Price and reimbursement under ordinary law

Accessible resources (database, observatory)

Reference documents for a manufacturer’s submission of an application:
View the reference documents for a manufacturer’s submission of an application

Does it fund projects?


Does the CEPS evaluate my device? How is my device priced?

  • The CEPS does its work after the evaluation by the Haute Autorité de Santé. An assessment file must be submitted to the CNEDiMTS (HAS Commission in charge of assessing medical devices and health technologies)
  • The criteria for setting the price are determined by law, in particular article L. 165-2 of the Social Security Code.

Find out more

Practical Guide

Frequently asked questions about the CEPS

Who is the right person to contact?

The General Secretariat of the CEPS (SGCEPS) - medical devices section:

Does the CEPS charge for their services?


Can the CEPS support my project individually?



There are no prerequisites for contacting the SGCEPS. Nevertheless, the terms of reimbursement planned for the product should be thought out at an earlier point. The CEPS is only involved in pricing products listed on the LPPR.

Are the discussions with the CEPS Secretariat General binding on the CEPS?

The SGCEPS does not represent the CEPS (which is 10 members, only 2 of whom belong to the SGCEPS).
Its opinion does not bind the CEPS to further discussions.

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