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Kelli Hallas

Vice President, Strategic Reimbursement

Kelli Hallas is a recognized and accomplished reimbursement thought leader in the reimbursement and health economics sector with over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry developing and executing reimbursement strategic plans, sales, and market development. Kelli has a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. healthcare environment and has supported medical technologies across numerous clinical applications, from concept through commercialization, to increase patient access and drive company revenue.

Kelli was the Executive Vice President of Emerson Consultants from 2004-2020. Throughout her consulting career, she successfully collaborated with clients, from product concept through commercialization, to develop and execute health economics strategies with a focus on coverage, coding, payment, and continued evidence generation to cultivate the reimbursement value proposition. In addition, Kelli has extensive experience developing and managing clinical trial reimbursement and patient access strategies to support coverage and payment from third party payers. She has secured Medicare coverage and payment for new biologics and medical devices during clinical trials, enabling the collection of critical economic and utilization data to support new technology payment from CMS and CPT® codes from the American Medical Association.

Kelli has secured numerous CPT® codes for new and emerging technologies, obtained payment for new devices and biologics, and established coverage from both Medicare and commercial payers. Since 2011 Kelli has been an active representative of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery’s (ISASS) Coding and Reimbursement Advisory Board and has assisted with CPT submissions, participated in policy and guideline development, and has administered RVU and utilization Surveys.

Kelli holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana State University and a Certificate from the ST Thomas MBA Program in Health Care Management, where she served as an Adjunct Professor in the Regulatory Sciences program for five years. She has been a featured presenter at several industry programs, educational events, and has served as Faculty for a variety of professional education programs. She is a contributing writer in several industry-related publications and has been widely published.