McDermott+Consulting Grows with Addition of Two Seasoned Data Analytics Professionals

WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2021)McDermott+Consulting, a national healthcare lobbying and policy consulting firm, today announced Susan Xu and Devin Stone have joined the health policy and data strategy team, further expanding its robust data analytics capabilities.

“Susan and Devin bring a wealth of experience in policy and data analysis and strategy; they further enhance and complement the outstanding team in place at McDermottPlus,” said Eric Zimmerman, co-head of McDermottPlus. “Their vast knowledge will further the expertise we provide clients on payment reform, quality measurement and market access, to name a few.

Susan is a skilled health policy and data strategist with nearly two decades of expertise. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of Medicare payment policy and extensive experience in devising and communicating strategic data analyses for diverse audiences. She works with clients across the healthcare industry to navigate complex regulatory and policy challenges, often leveraging data to both anticipate and mitigate the impact of legislative and regulatory changes on clients’ organizations.

“I am thrilled to join the team at McDermottPlus, a group I consider to be leading the way in terms of strategy and consulting for the healthcare sector,” said Susan Xu.

Devin Stone is a skilled healthcare data analyst with over 13 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He uses his deep programming skills and expertise in healthcare payment systems to spearhead data analysis for a wide range of clients, including hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical manufacturers, diagnostic and medical device companies, post-acute care providers, trade associations and government agencies. This includes using very large healthcare claims databases to profile patient populations that can benefit from new treatments, developing microsimulation models to evaluate the impacts of new policies and regulations, and using sophisticated econometric and statistical techniques to answer key questions for clients. Devin’s prior experience includes working as an Economist for the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and so further supplements McDermottPlus’s CMS experience offering.

“The depth of resources available at McDermottPlus is unparalleled, allowing me to provide clients in the healthcare industry with the elevated level of service that is required today,” said Devin Stone.

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McDermott+Consulting exclusively serves the health industry with one-stop policy and lobbying services supported by data analytics and reimbursement, coding, coverage and quality reporting knowledge. McDermott+Consulting is a wholly owned subsidiary of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

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