Braid-Forbes Health Research specializes in comprehensive analysis of healthcare data to support informed decision making by clients in the medical device, pharma, and government sectors. We have used our expertise in the analysis of healthcare claims and clinical data and in Medicare and private sector payment policy to help our clients ask and answer critical questions in healthcare economics, reimbursement, outcomes, and marketing.

We provide data-driven analysis and policy support for:

Medicare policy analysis and response

  • Assess financial impact of current and new Medicare payment policies
  • Hospital- and provider-level analyses
  • Provide data analysis for use in comments on proposed regulations

Market assessment for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics

  • Quantify market size for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics
  • Volume and revenue analyses by territory, hospital, and hospital cost center
  • Stratified by point of care: inpatient, ambulatory surgical center, outpatient, and emergency department

Healthcare economics analysis for reimbursement and resource utilization

  • Cost, cost-allocation, and reimbursement analyses associated with new or existing therapies and diagnostics
  • Analysis required for new technology add-on payment (NTAP) applications and DRG re-assignment requests
  • Legislative Cost Estimates (“CBO” Scoring) with methodology used by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Studies of healthcare outcomes and economics

  • Rigorous analyses of clinical outcomes and resource utilization data
  • Propensity-matched cohort, regression, and Cox proportional hazard analyses
  • Manuscript preparation for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals and abstract presentations

Data analysis informing
sound policy