DESCRIPTION OF INTERVIEWS WITH DEVICE
The interviews will take about one hour.
We seek to learn about manufacturer experience with medical necessity, coverage and reimbursement decisions affecting commercialization of medical devices. While the project focus is on decisions by managed care organizations (MCOs), we are also interested in decisions by other organizations—for example, medical groups, hospitals, the Health Care Financing Administration, and state Medicaid programs—that affect use of devices in treating enrollees of MCOs.
We have requested an interview with your company with a particular device in mind. We will also ask you to identify another device that you manufacture or are developing, if any, for which MCO decisions are particularly important for commercialization.
RAND will strictly protect the confidentiality of any sensitive or confidential information supplied by interview subjects. Such information will be shared only with RAND staff involved in the project and will not be shared with anyone outside of RAND.