Caroline Tucker, Manager of Health Policy & Reimbursement Strategy, possesses strong knowledge of coding, coverage, and payment issues of relevance to medical technology from past work with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, and The McManus Group.
Caroline’s work at AdvaMed focused on reimbursement policy for medical devices. She co-authored six illustrative use cases for AdvaMed’s Value Framework, which described the medtech industry’s transition from volume- to value-based payments. She also was an integral member of a team that released a report showing the effects of the medical device tax on manufacturing jobs.
Caroline also worked as a Health Policy Intern for the Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Health, where she assisted professional staff with Medicare policy issues and conducted extensive policy research on the new technology add-on payment (NTAP) program for drugs and medical devices in Medicare Part A.
Immediately before joining Kimbell & Associates, Caroline worked at The McManus Group, focusing on a broad spectrum of health care policy topics related to the Medicare program and the pharmaceutical industry, among others.
Caroline graduated with a degree in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology and earned both University and Major Honors from the Johns Hopkins University. Caroline received her Master of Science in Health Policy from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health after completion of her Master’s thesis, A Critical Look at Medicare’s New Technology Add-on Payments, which looked at the specific barriers to entry related to the payment system and offered policy recommendations to increase patient access to innovation.