Life Sciences Lunch Series

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The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in the life sciences. Each month a policymaker or a panel in the field of life sciences will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the industry. We hope you will join us.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – WEBINAR

11:00 am – noon

What’s Your Reimbursement Strategy?

Many scientifically and technically sound health care innovations have come to market only to struggle, or even fail, because they do not fit appropriately into the reimbursement system. This presentation will give a high-level review of the general structure of the U.S. reimbursement system.

The speakers will explain the differences between product types that require minimal to no reimbursement planning and those requiring extensive reimbursement planning and execution. Differences in reimbursement between the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as the differences between reimbursement for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics will be explained. In-depth, real-life examples in the molecular diagnostics arena will also be discussed. Finally, the unlikely connections between this presentation and the resumption of Big Ten football this coming weekend will be revealed!

  • Deborah Pollack-Milgate, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Kristin Jones, President and CEO, Indiana Health Industry Forum
  • Dr. Robert C. McDonald, President, Aledo Consulting
  • Abigail Wright,  Senior Director of Reimbursement Policy, Biodesix, Inc.
There is no charge to attend.

Next Webinar Will Be Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 11:00 am – noon