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Healthtech Reimbursement Masterclass 1: Healthtech reimbursement – getting paid in the USA

June 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

This masterclass module has three components:

  • BioBriefing: The Changing Winds of US Health Care Policy (Tue 25 June 2019)
  • Workshop: Healthtech Reimbursement: Getting Paid in the USA (Wed 26 June 2019)
  • 30-minute advisory session: Meetings to be held across Thurs 27 and Fri 28 June 2019 (individual meeting times to be advised)

Registration for the masterclass workshop includes:

  • A full-day intensive workshop for one company representative
  • Up to three free of charge registrations for the module BioBriefing
  • A 30-minute advisory session with the module leader (up to four representatives from your organisation can attend)

Registration confirmation: Please note that places are strictly limited, and registration is subject to confirmation by BioMelbourne Network.

About this workshop

The module leader for this masterclass is Mr Edward Black, Director, Global Reimbursement Strategy, NAMSA (USA).

During this intensive workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the key fundamental issues of coding, coverage and payment – the major reimbursement barriers to successful commercialisation.

Edward will familiarise participants with the framework in which new technology is covered and paid in the US market. He will review the interests of different stakeholders in the health care sector and their perspectives on the adoption of new technologies.

The importance of building a reimbursement strategy early in the business development process and provide practical insights for companies looking to maximise resource efficiency and accelerate speed to market.

About the module leader

Edward BlackEdward Black joined NAMSA in 2019 to build a Global Reimbursement Department after founding his own company in 2008. Prior to that he worked for over 25 years in medical management and hospital and physician relations within the Blue Cross Blue Shield system and served on two national advisory boards responsible for driving consistency in medical, benefit, and payment policy across the Blue Cross system. From 1994 to 2002, Mr Black 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 Association.

Mr Black has an MBA and is active in several global medical technology initiatives and is a frequent international lecturer. He is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Minnesota Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation Program and Reimbursement Advisor to the University of Minnesota Office for Technology Commercialization and the National University of Ireland-Galway BioExel and BioInnovate medical technology accelerators.

Workshop details

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2019

Time: 8:45 am Registrations; 9:00 am–5:00 pm workshop, including networking lunch

Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Level 35, 25 Collins St, Melbourne

Cost: $550 (incl. GST) for your first Healthcare Reimbursement module, then $440 (incl. GST) for each subsequent module.

Cancellation policy: A full refund is given up to 14 days prior to the event. No refunds within 14 days of the event.

In-market program component

To be eligible for consideration of the Go-to-Market in the USA travel awards, participants MUST register for and attend a minimum of two masterclass workshops throughout the program.

If you would like to be considered for the in-market component of the program please apply online no later than Wednesday 17 July. All applications will be considered to receive a travel award up to the value of AUD$3,000.

The Healthtech Reimbursement program is supported by


June 26, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$440 - $550
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