Tina Ivovic, Senior Director, Global Field Health Economics and Reimbursement, Abbott

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Tina Ivovic is an expert in Medical Device Reimbursement with a focus on Medicare and Commercial payer policy development, administrative code creation, and payment optimization, and has spent her career not only creating reimbursement structures, but implementing reimbursement best practices at hospitals to help them maintain financial viability. After spending nearly 12 years with Thoratec Corporation, she moved over to St. Jude Medical when Thoratec was acquired, and then to Abbott when St. Jude Medical was acquired, and has been the Global Senior Director of Field Reimbursement and Health Care Economics and the Therapy Leader for Heart Failure for the past 2 and a half years. In addition to her abilities in the reimbursement arena, she also is a thought leader for the changing health care landscape, concentrating on the Affordable Care Act and the move to value-based health care delivery.  She has given dozens of main-stage international and national presentations on these topics, as well as Medicare policy and reimbursement structures. 

Prior to joining Abbott, Tina spent 3 years working as Manager of Strategic Policy Services at Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services where she advised multiple pharmaceutical company and device manufacturer clients.  Just prior to Covance, she worked for the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida for 3 years, directing the coding, training, and compliance staff for both the clinic and hospital.  Before that, she worked for the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Division of Primary Care, where she advised the 60-physician group on regulatory changes, coding practice, and compliance.  Additionally, she has worked as a project manager for Cyborgan, Inc., a start-up biomedical device company, and as a practice administrator for a neurological surgery group.  Ms. Ivovic received a B.A. in both Psychology and Philosophy from Mount Holyoke College. She lives outside of Annapolis, Maryland.