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Tom Hughes

Adjunct Faculty
OSS 228
By appointment
University of St. Thomas
Mail OSS 101
2115 Summit Ave
Saint Paul MN 55105

Interests and Expertise

  • Reimbursement coverage, coding and payment
  • Demonstrating  value for new technologies
  • Health economic considerations in clinical study design
  • Public policy

Career Highlights

Tom Hughes is an attorney with nearly 25 years of experience in the medical technology industry, specializing in the area of medical device reimbursement.  He has held leadership positions with start-up and national medical device companies including Encore Medical Corporation and Hill-Rom, Inc.  He has built reimbursement teams, lobbied federal and state decision makers, and implemented health economics and reimbursement strategies.  

Prior to his work in medical technology, Tom practiced healthcare law with a major Minneapolis law firm.  Presently, Tom is Senior Principal Advisor, Health Economics and Reimbursement, for the Regulatory and Clinical Research Institute, Inc. (RCRI), a Minneapolis-based clinical research organization.


B.A. Political Science, University of Minnesota
J.D.  William Mitchell College of Law

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