“I’ve been working with AdvaMed Accel members for years on the payment side, making sure they understand the Medicare payment, coding, and coverage issues that can make or break their success. As Executive Director of AdvaMed Accel, I look forward to working with these companies in other areas as well – to help take their companies to new levels.
“I’m ready to do everything I can to make sure these companies’ voices are heard by policymakers, but more than that, to leverage their voices to create a better innovation ecosystem. Small business is anything but small, especially in the health care system.
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As AdvaMed’s Vice President of Payment and Health Care Delivery Policy, DeChane provided analysis and guidance to association members on Medicare payment, coding, and coverage issues; and developed the association’s policy positions for improved payment and coding infrastructure. DeChane is also team lead on AdvaMed’s heath equity workstream, spearheading the creation and execution of AdvaMed’s Principles on Health Equity. DeChane will retain this responsibility in her new role with AdvaMed Accel.
Before joining AdvaMed, DeChane served as Director of Health Policy for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and as Senior Counsel in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DeChane started her career as a Westwood Fellow at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C.
DeChane received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.
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