Managed Care Expert Witnesses
What is a managed care expert witness?
Managed care expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds as a physician, legal nurse consultant, specialized medical expert, and/or in the health insurance industry. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, legal counsel may request an expert with prior expert testimony experience. The expertise of a managed care expert witness will provide credibility to enable the jury to consider the evidence with the weight it deserves.
What types of cases require a managed care expert witness?
Litigation support matters requiring a managed care expert witness often involve medical malpractice cases, personal injury, managed care health plan disputes, standards of care, pain management, or medical billing.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, managed care programs are:
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations.
What litigation support work might a managed care expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services by a subject matter expert in managed care could include dispute resolution, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, deposition testimony, and courtroom testimony.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a managed care expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Managed Care Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Managed Care experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Managed Care landscape.