Evidence-based value and access strategies

Case Study: Health System Evolution

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For a large biotechnology company, Compass conducted exploratory research on the effect of the Affordable Care Act on specialists

Client requested initial research to understand the impact to specialists of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act

Key Objective:

  • Conduct exploratory research to understand the current and anticipated impact of healthcare reform provisions on providers and their treatment of patients
  • Identify hypotheses for further testing in a larger scale research project

In-depth interviews with 15 specialists and 5 practice managers from multiple settings


  • Compass and the client identified few issues to address immediately
  • Compass identified hypotheses for further research
Sample Deliverable
Exploratory research with neurologists was organized into likely domains of impact according to provisions of the Affordable Care Act