Health Economics

Mark has over 20 years of experience working in reimbursement, health policy and health economics for various organizations including orthopedic and cardiovascular medical device companies, providers and health systems.  He is currently the founder and president of an independent consulting firm focused on strategic reimbursement and health economics consulting for medical technology companies.   He works primarily with early stage companies to develop and execute their reimbursement strategies and develop health economic messaging for successful product commercialization.

Mark has a track record of success, including acquiring incremental hospital payment from CMS, including New Technology Add-On Payments, APC Pass-Through and New Technology APCs.  He has also secured new coding for multiple technologies, and engaged various payers, including national and local Medicare to achieve positive coverage.

Prior to forming his consulting practice, Mark has developed and led the health economics and reimbursement function in multiple companies.  He was most recently Senior Director, Global Healthcare Economics for St. Jude Medical, focusing on global integration of the function across the entire product portfolio, and developing relationships with payers, including Medicare.  Mark has served in similar leadership roles in various other medical device companies, including Zimmer, CardioMEMS, Restore Medical and Medtronic.

Prior to these roles, Mark spent 10 years in health care consulting, assisting payers, providers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies on various strategic initiatives and projects. He has a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on Healthcare Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Minnesota State University, Moorhead.