Edward Black specializes in reimbursement strategy, payer relations and health economics for medtech and biotech companies in the US and abroad. He works with companies to commercialize new products and services and has helped clients worldwide navigate the complexities of US healthcare reimbursement. Mr. Black offers a strong understanding of payer perspectives in health policy and excels in translating government and private payer policies into successful reimbursement planning.
Before founding Reimbursement Strategies, LLC in 2008, Mr. Black worked for over 25 years in medical management and hospital and physician relations within the Blue Cross Blue Shield system. He 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, 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 Association.
Mr. Black has an MBA and is active in several US and international medical technology initiatives and is a frequent international lecturer. He serves as an adjunct faculty member in the University of Minnesota Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation Program and Reimbursement Advisor to the University Office for Technology Commercialization.
Publishing Credits include co-authorship on peer-reviewed, published health economic analyses for three different technologies:
- The Journal of Urology –Cost of Neuromodulation Therapies for the Treatment of OverActive Bladder: Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation vs. Sacral Nerve Stimulation; Martinson M, MacDiarmid S, Black E. 189, 210-216, January 2013
- International Journal of Urogynecology – Cost Effectiveness of Radiofrequency Microremodeling for Stress Urinary Incontinence; Sand PK, Owens GM, Black EJ, Anderson LH, Martinson MS. 2014 Apr;25(4):517-23. doi: 10.1007/s00192-013-2230-8. Epub 2013 Oct 10.
- Journal of Medical Economics– Cost-effectiveness of the Convergent Procedure and Catheter Ablation for Non-paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. Louise H Anderson, Edward J Black, Kenneth C Civello, Melissa S Martinson, David C Kress. July 2014, Vol 17, No. 7, Pages 481-491
Member: Medical Alley Association, Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Canada-Minnesota Business Council