Berkeley Center for Health Technology

The Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT)’s principal function is to support research and the development of new knowledge and methods for coverage, reimbursement, and management of innovative technologies. The center’s initial research activities cover the identification of current industry practices with respect to the reimbursement and management of clinical technologies, the analysis of best practices, and the development of new practices through cooperative endeavors involving leaders from technology firms, health insurance plans, and health care delivery organizations. BCHT also conducts intensive one-day workshops on topics such as the structure and strategy of the insurance industry, consumerism and trends in benefit design, Medicare Parts B and D, physician incentives and product distribution, and the role of specialty pharmacy firms.