by Rachad Davis
February 15, 2017
Director, Reimbursement Policy Insights,
Amanda Forys, MSPH, is a Director within Xcenda’s Reimbursement Policy Insights consulting team, joining the firm in 2012. She has 16 years of healthcare research and consulting experience and her experience includes reimbursement policy analytics, with emphases on Medicare and commercial coverage and payment policy. Her work has covered a wide range of topics, including biosimilars, bundled and episodic based payment models, chronic disease management, oncology, End Stage Renal Disease, and strategy for specialty pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Forys has focused on policy analysis through claims data and cost reports, as well as payment system replication, budget impact modeling, policy scoring, as well as cost of care and burden of disease studies. Prior to joining Xcenda, she worked at The Moran Company, The National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and The Lewin Group. Ms. Forys serves as a national speaker on healthcare, and has spoken or presented posters at conferences for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. Ms. Forys has been cited in Kiplinger Magazine, Formulary Journal, Healthcare Traveler, Modern Healthcare, and has also presented findings of research to members of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Office of Budget and Management (OMB), and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT).
Ms. Forys received her Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a concentration in health policy and administration. During this time, she completed an internship with the Government Accountability Office’s healthcare team. She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biopsychology and Cognitive Sciences and a Bachelor’s of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan.