Reimbursement Strategies Managing Partner Edward Black founded the company in 2008 and has built an extensive team comprised of highly experienced professionals from the medical technology, biotech and pharmaceutical industries who have been health plan executives, medical doctors, PhD health economists, medical science liaisons and certified professional coders.
Collectively, our team brings areas of expertise that span all medical disciplines with most experience in cardiology, vascular disease, orthopedics, urology, ob/gyn, endocrinology, wound care and diagnostics. Our experience shows that though reimbursement fundamentals follow unique pathways, they apply to all medical and surgical disciplines thereby making the reimbursement process more important to understand than the medical discipline.
Companies outside the United States (OUS) have the same challenges bringing their medical technologies into the U.S. market, as do U.S. companies. Many, though, lack the context and contacts to be successful in the US market. Reimbursement Strategies works with small and large medical technology companies in the United States and internationally.
We specialize in coaching companies on how to successfully navigate reimbursement barriers and use OUS studies to support applications for new HCPCS codes and favorable coverage policy.
Reimbursement Strategies’ Global Experience
Members of our team have lectured to medtech clusters throughout Europe and Asia and as a result maintain active client relationships with companies in Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, Australia and Singapore.
Founder and Managing Partner
Before starting Reimbursement Strategies in 2008, Edward Black invested over 25 years in health and provider network management positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield working with hospitals and physicians in the upper Midwest. He also served on two national advisory boards responsible for leading consistency in medical, benefit, and payment policy throughout. From 1994 to 2002, Edward served as the executive director of three managed care business partnerships with large multispecialty clinics for which he was awarded the 1995 Outstanding Contribution to the Healthcare Industry Citation by Medical Alley (now LifeScience Alley).
Reimbursement Strategies offers a strong understanding of payer and provider perspectives in health economics combined with business development and negotiation skills. The company excels in translating government and private payer policies into successful reimbursement planning.