Advisory Committee Member Profile
Executive Director, Federal and State Payment
Areas of Expertise
Your Customers, Their Journey, Customer-Focused Innovation, Customer First Culture
Tamar Thompson, Head, Federal Executive Branch Strategy and State Government Affairs, is a health policy and reimbursement strategist with extensive experience working with governmental agencies, private payers, Congressional leaders, and patient advocacy groups to improve patient access to existing and new medical therapies. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in health care, including the ability to develop strategic and tactical recommendations to ensure optimal reimbursement and market access for products. Tamar currently serves as head, federal executive branch strategy and state government affairs for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and she also sits on the board of directors for HealthyWomen Chair-elect (2018).
Prior to joining Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Mrs. Thompson served a strategic policy advisor and consultant for three premire Washington DC based firms, ADVI, Kimbell & Associates and Avalere Health, where she managed a diverse portfolio of clients, including medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical, and specialty drug, companies. Preceding her time in Washington DC, Ms. Thompson was Director of Health Policy & Reimbursement at Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals (MIP) where she was charged with developing and launching reimbursement strategy for cutting-edge molecular diagnostic and therapeutic treatments options. She has also held health policy and reimbursement leadership strategy roles at GE Healthcare and Bracco Diagnostics. She has also served as claims operations director and benefit plan manager in the managed care sector for Humana and ValueOptions.
Tamar holds a M.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health from Trident University in Cypress California. She also has active certifications from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P).