You can watch a stream of this session on our YouTube channel. Reimbursement is an increasingly significant challenge in health care. Medical technology may receive regulatory approval and be proven clinically effective, yet still fail in the marketplace due to lack of reimbursement. To ensure success, medical companies need to be familiar with the coverage, coding and payment landscape for the technology they are selling. In addition, companies need to understand how reimbursement affects existing business opportunities and be familiar with the latest trends in health care delivery that could affect them.

Join us Wednesday, January 31, to learn about US reimbursement strategy from Tom Hughes, senior principal advisor at the Regulatory and Clinical Research Institute (RCRI). For more than a decade, RCRI has been turning medical product concepts into successful, revenue-generating businesses for clients worldwide.

Tom Hughes, JD, Sr. Principal Advisor, Health Economics & Reimbursement at RCRI
Thomas Hughes is a senior-level executive and attorney, with nearly 20 years of experience in the medical technology industry, specializing in medical device reimbursement. Tom has advised and provided leadership for start-up and national medical device companies by using a keen eye for strategic planning, blended with the unique expertise in developing and executing reimbursement strategies and payer-relations initiatives with payers, provider groups, government agencies and other key decision-makers. He has built reimbursement teams for medical device companies, negotiated national payer contracts, lobbied federal and state decision-makers, and advised senior management as well as sales and marketing teams on reimbursement, government regulations and business development approaches for health economics and reimbursement.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
(light breakfast from 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer Street, Halifax

RSVP to Charmaine at or 902.424.8670 x 1511 by Monday, January 29.

Note to our Cape Breton friends: We’re live-casting this session to a group gathered in Cape Breton at Navigate Startup House, 37 Nepean Street, Sydney. Click here to let our CB team know you’re coming to the Sydney webcast.