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Meet Our Reimbursement Consultants.

Our Mission

Help life-science companies, planning to commercialize pharmaceuticals and medical devices worldwide, shorten their reimbursement process, minimize costs and maximize revenues.

With a chain of over 30 reimbursement consultants throughout the USA and Europe, and with more than 150 clients worldwide, Mediclever assumes full responsibility for the reimbursement of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, from early strategy development to the establishment of specific reimbursement codes, payment rates and favorable coverage.

Mediclever reimbursement consultants have experience in developing reimbursement strategies, preparing value dossiers and other value communication tools, performing pricing and reimbursement assessments, creating tools for health economic modeling and developing market access strategies.

Reimbursement Consultants

Senior Reimbursement Consultant, USA

Richard K. Baer, M.D., has served as Contract Medical Director for the Medicare Recovery Auditor for Region A in the northeast United States. Prior to that role, he was the Medical Director for the Medicare RAC Validation Contractor.

Dr Baer was formerly the Lead Medical Director for National Government Services (NGS), one of the nation’s largest Medicare administrative contractors (MAC). At NGS Dr. Baer had responsibilities for oversight of all medical policy activities for Medicare Parts A and B in all states in NGS’ jurisdictions.

Dr. Baer attended the University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine in Chicago and completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of Illinois Hospitals. Dr. Baer practiced psychiatry for 12 years before joining Medicare in April 1994.

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Richard K. Baer, M.D.

Senior Reimbursement Consultant, USA

Senior Reimbursement Consultant, Europe

Mr. Buschmann served as the CEO of AOK Schleswig-Holstein health insurance company between 1996 and 2005, managing approximately 1,800 employees and covering 750,000 lives under the German statutory health insurance (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung) scheme. During this time period, Mr. Buschmann succeeded in improving medical quality along with increasing effectiveness and economic efficiency within the German healthcare system.

Since the summer of 2006 Peter Buschmann heads a nationwide law firm with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

Areas of expertise include health and medical liability law, criminal, labor and corporate law with a focus in the medical field.

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Peter Buschmann

Senior Reimbursement Consultant, EU

Mediclever Reimbursement Consultants, Director of Operations

Anat joined Mediclever in 2007 to lead all financial issues and economic modeling services. Anat brings more than 10 years of diversified experience in financial and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Prior to joining Mediclever Anat worked as a Project Manager at IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries), where she lead a development and production project in the field of fighter jets, and a Logistic Planner at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP:NASDAQ GS).

Anat holds a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc) in Industrial and Management Engineering and an MBA, both from the Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva.

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Anat Elhai

Director of Operations

Reimbursement Consultant, Europe

Majed is a Health Economics and Market Access specialist, with an expertise in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical devices. For around 6 years, his professional career has focused on innovations in healthcare, and the role of reimbursement and policy to the adoption of new technologies.

He worked with biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic firms on market access strategy and execution. In his roles Majed has translated primary research with over 300 clinicians, payers, government decision-makers and patients into actionable programs for clients. He has advanced expertise in modelling techniques both cost-effectiveness and budget impact.

Majed has Doctorate of Public Health from the Bielefeld School of Health Sciences in Germany and speaks English and German fluently.

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Majed Elhewaihi, PhD

Market Access Specialist, EU

Reimbursement Consultant, Italy

Gianluca Furneri is a market access, pricing & health economics expert with 13 years experience in market access, both from a strategic consulting (Senior Consultant at SKP) and pharmaceutical industry (Health Economics Advisor at Pfizer) perspective. As a consultant, Gianluca supported clients to define market access strategies for the launch of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

Gianluca's key strengths lie within pricing and health economic modelling and has supported clients in a number of projects focused on price-revenue optimization, health technology assessment, cost-effectiveness and budget impact analysis in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics fields.

Gianluca holds a Master Degree in Health Economics and Outcome Research, at the University of Milan.

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Gianluca Furneri

Market Access, Pricing & Health Economics

Reimbursement Consultant, Italy

Ernesto Gallone Arnaboldi is an expert in Italian market access (pricing and reimbursement) on a national and a regional level.

In his role as a market access and business development director in Takeda SpA, he has led national pricing and reimbursement negotiations, as well as regional access activities, overseeing a team of 16 people. Ernesto has also previously led business development and market access in both Nycomed SpA and Grunenthal Italy, where he successfully completed national pricing and reimbursement negotiations obtaining national and regional reimbursement for opioids, respiratory and oncological drugs.

He has participated in European working groups for early market access evaluation and obtained a B.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Technologies at the University of Pavia.

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Ernesto Gallone Arnaboldi

Market Access Specialist, Italy

Reimbursement and Market Access Expert, US

Jolie Gischer is a customer-centric Reimbursement and Market Access professional with over 15 years’ experience leading medical device and diagnostic reimbursement, physician billing, and collections in the US. Her early experience working on behalf of medical providers instantly adds tremendous value to device manufacturers as she is able to reduce marketplace entry barriers by easily understanding and uniquely relating to customers in order to address and resolve product use challenges pertaining to reimbursement and billing. Jolie has led efforts that secured positive product coverage to extend insurance access among US insurance carriers nationwide to over 90 million new patients and has also worked with Sales and Marketing teams of device companies to steer and communicate a product’s economic value proposition to customers.

Jolie holds a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Missouri.

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Jolie Gischer

Reimbursement and Market Access Expert, US

Market Access Specialist, Spain

Carlos Del Giudice Villar is an experienced market access specialist. In his role as a senior manager for public affairs in Novo Nordisk Pharma and a senior manager market access, tenders and pricing in Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Carlos has led market access and policy affairs teams, tenders and public procurements projects, as well as lobby activities with Spanish health authorities in the national and regional level.

Working for other leading healthcare companies, such as Baxter Healthcare and Aventis Pasteur MSD, he has gained substantial experience in developing market access plans, execution and follow up in the Spanish market.

Carlos has a Master’s Degree in Public Health Policies and Vaccines from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.

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Carlos Del Giudice

Market Access Specialist, Spain

Reimbursement Consultant Pharmaceutical Products

Neil Grubert is a pharmaceutical market access specialist with 26 years of experience tracking the global prescription drug and self-medication markets. He has authored more than 150 reports on market access, covering 20 mature and emerging markets, multiple therapeutic areas, and numerous industry issues, including a recently published study on key market access trends in Europe.

He is currently working as an independent consultant and is developing a series of multi-client training programmes in market access.

Neil previously spearheaded the development of Decision Resources Group’s international market access business, most recently as Vice President of Global Market Access Insights. He has also done contract work on early-stage market access for GlaxoSmithKline.

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Neil Grubert

Pharmaceutical Market Access Specialist

Mediclever Reimbursement Consultants, Advisor

Ferdinand Hundt is a licensed physician who worked as an anesthetist for the Klinikum der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz from 1978 until 1988 when he joined the clinical research department of Janssen GmbH, Neuss.

Since 1991 Ferdinand Hundt has held various leading positions in clinical research with Sanofi Deutschland, most recently holding the position of Director Special Projects in Berlin. Since 2013, he is active as a consultant and senior advisor.

From 1999 to 2010 he was head of the Committee Clinical Research/Quality Assurance of the Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller e.V. (VfA) (Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies). He is a member of the Clinical Quality Assurance Group Germany (CQAG) and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FFPM)/Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK), as well as a member of the Ethic Committee and the "Fortbildungsausschuss" (Committee of Continuous medical Education) of the "Landesärztekammer" Berlin (State Chamber of Physicians).

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Dr. med. Ferdinand Hundt

Clinical Research Consultant

Senior Reimbursement Consultant, Europe

Professor Dr. Igl has served as a professor at the universities of Hamburg and Kiel in Germany. His subjects are German and European social law and public law.

Prof. Dr. Igl was also a consultant of statutory health and long-term care for the Europarat, the German Federal Health and Family ministries, the Health Committee of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) and member of Enquete Commissions of the German Federal Parliament.

He is an expert in introducing medical products / devices into the German Statutory Health Insurance market.

Prof. Dr. Igl is actively lecturing, consulting and publishing in the above fields throughout Europe.

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Prof. Dr. iur. Gerhard Igl

Senior Reimbursement Consultant, EU

Mediclever Reimbursement Consultants, CEO

As an expert reimbursement consultant Amir works with organizations ranging from incubator start-ups to publicly traded companies, assisting them with the development of their reimbursement strategies in the US and Europe, their drug/device related value stories and economic models.

Prior to Mediclever, Amir worked for various software, telecom and medical device companies (Jungo Software Technologies, Iamba Networks and SuperDimensions), leading marketing, business development and reimbursement activities.

Amir runs the reimbursement course at the Graduate Program of the School of Business of the College of Management for MBA students with specialization in biomedical management.

Amir holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Economics from the Haifa University and an MBA from the Tel-Aviv University.

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Amir Inbar

Founder and CEO

Senior Reimbursement Consultant, USA

Since 2003, Dr. Gerald Rogan offers coding, coverage, reimbursement, and compliance advice to health care stakeholders. He specializes in public payer programs, especially Medicare part B. He served as the carrier medical director for NHIC CA Part B Medicare from 1997-2003.

Dr. Rogan holds BA and MD degrees from the University of Michigan. He practiced emergency medicine and family practice for 23 years mostly in private practice in northern California providing a variety of inpatient, outpatient and home services.

He has consulted to the State of California, CMS, and state and federal law enforcement. He has experience in courtroom and deposition testimony, negotiated rule making, CPT and APC applications, public speaking, and writing.

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Gerald N. Rogan, MD

Senior Reimbursement Consultant, USA

Mediclever Reimbursement Consultants, US Business Development and Sales Manager

Arie Shen has created a diverse and successful career growing companies and leveraging business opportunities. He developed a rich career in managing company ecosystems with suppliers, VARS, customers, advocates and regulators.

His business development skills and sales acumen allow him to identify emerging opportunities and negotiate unique positions for success in multiple markets, including hi-tech, biotech, green-tech and consumer products.

During more than a decade as an executive manager for publicly traded companies, Arie has managed technical professional services and ran P&L operations with sales responsibility. He has operated in many Fortune 1000 sectors, local and federal governments and businesses in the insurance, manufacturing, aerospace, financial, healthcare, sales and marketing, distribution and retail arenas.

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Arie Shen

US Business Development and Sales

Regulatory Services

Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Trials, and Quality Assurance

Shosh has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of regulatory affairs, clinical trials, and quality assurance of medical devices and biotechnology. In recognition of her achievements, she was awarded the 2005 Richard E. Greco Award by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), the highest honor bestowed by RAPS upon outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions in the field.

Shosh served as Vice President for a number of companies such as HyGIeaCare, Labstyle Innovations, NovoGI, Given Imaging, and InStent. In addition, Shosh provided regulatory, QA, and clinical services to medical device and biotechnology companies through Push-Med, a consulting firm that she founded and led.

Ms. Friedman holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from Haifa University, a Business Administration Certificate (with Honors) from Hebrew University, a QA Lead Assessor certification from Bywater, a Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) and Fellowship (FRAPS) from RAPS.

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Shoshana (Shosh) Friedman, RAC, FRAPS

Head of Regulatory Services

Distributor Allocation, Training and Management

Distributor Allocation, Training and Management

Werner has been working in the medical device industry for 27 years.

Supervising sales in companies like Boston Scientific, and working as a product specialist in a Belgian distributor, enabled Werner to gain substantial expertise in allocating, training and managing distributors in various markets.

At present, Werner leverages his experience and expertise by helping companies engage with, and manage, the most appropriate distributors for their products, taking under consideration the company’s strategic goals, requirements and constraints in each market.

Werner is a registered nurse, fluent in English, French and Dutch (Flemish) and speaks basic German.

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Werner Docx

Distributor Allocation, Training and Management

Advisors

Clinical and Regulatory Consultant

Dr. Chen-Zion has more than 13 years of experience in the fields of regulatory affairs, preclinical research and clinical trials of medical devices and biotechnology.

Dr. Chen-Zion holds a Ph.D. in Biology with highest distinction from Bar-Ilan University.

In her many years of activity, Dr. Chen-Zion has held various management positions. She served as Director of Clinical Affairs at Topspin Medical, which develops cardiovascular medical devices, and at Neurovision Ltd, which develops software medical devices. Dr. Chen-Zion also served as Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Director at Optonol Ltd., which develops ophthalmic medical devices for permanent implantation.

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Malca Chen-Zion, Ph.D.

Clinical and Regulatory Consultant

Mediclever Reimbursement Consultants, Advisor

David Furst, MBA - Int'l Business Development Consultant for the Life Science Industry, with local trusted BD partners in India, China, the EU, and the USA.

David has over 30 years of management practice, with 15 recent years in the Life Science industry. In these years David gained an international network, reputation, and strategic observation. Currently David serves as a consultant and acts as a director/mentor for several companies.

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David Furst

Advisor

Market Access Specialist

Dr. Zicherman is an experienced CEO, clinical manager, R&D manager and marketing manager of innovative medical device companies. During more than 20 years in the medical device industry, Dr. Zicherman gained vast experience in exploring clinical, economical and organizational matches between healthcare providers and medical products.

Recent successes include a licensing agreement, marketing plans and a business development of rehabilitation products and an interventional product. Past experience in clinical studies and evaluations, business development to multinational companies and pre/post marketing and sales of medical products in the US, European and Canadian homecare and hospital markets.

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Yehuda Zicherman D.Sc.

Market Access Specialist

Market Access Specialist

Maital Ben-Hur offers a wealth of experience in clinical marketing and clinical affairs for medical device companies. She has more than 15 years of experience, managing publication strategies for product exposure and leading clinical studies pre and post regulatory approvals. As the VP of Clinical Affairs at Optonol, Maital led the company’s EX-PRESS glaucoma filtration device, to worldwide visibility eventually purchased by Alcon Laboratories. Amongst her current positions, Maital serves as the Director of Publications and PR at Valtech Cardio, recently acquired by Edwards Lifesciences.

Maital holds an MPharm degree in pharmacy from Brighton University and Master of Science in Management (MSM) from NYU-Poly.

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Maital Ben-Hur

Clinical Marketing Consultant