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Thomas Hughes, JD
Senior Principal Advisor, Health Economics & Reimbursement Medical Device & Diagnostic Solutions at Covance


Tom Hughes is Sr. Principal Advisor at Covance Medical Device and Diagnostic Solutions leading the strategic consulting organization’s health economics and reimbursement initiatives. Tom is a senior level executive and attorney, with nearly 25 years of experience in the U.S. medical technology industry, specializing in medical device reimbursement. He has built reimbursement teams for medical device companies, implemented payer relations programs, lobbied federal

and state decision makers, and advised Senior Management as well as Sales, Marketing and Clinical on development of reimbursement/health economic strategies and business development. Prior to his work in the medical technology industry, Tom practiced healthcare law with a major Minneapolis, Minnesota law firm where he represented physicians, hospitals and other providers.

Agenda Sessions

  • Understanding Key Reimbursement Concepts to Optimize Design Decisions