John Carlsen is a member of FierceHealthcare's Editorial Advisory Council.
He is vice president at Covance Market Access Services Inc. and has more than 18 years of experience with coding, coverage, and reimbursement issues in various settings of care.
Carlsen specializes in assessing the impact of changes to Medicare and managed care payment systems on the reimbursement of drugs, biologics, and devices, and has collaborated with manufacturers on market access strategy projects in a variety of therapeutic areas. He closely follows the latest health care policy developments and, most recently, has worked with numerous clients in the areas of Medicare drug payment policy, Medicare hospital payment systems (inpatient and outpatient), health care reform, alternative payment models, the 340B drug pricing program, and biosimilars.
Prior to joining Covance, Carlsen worked at Ohio State University (OSU) Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he focused on financial management and medical information management issues.
Carlsen received an M.H.A. from OSU’s Graduate Program in Health Services Management and Policy, and a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Psychology from Duke University.