Bryan J. Perry, Ph.D. is an economist with wide expertise in antitrust and health care markets including experience with projects for health provider systems, health insurance plans, medical device companies, and community health organizations. His current work includes providing expert witness testimony and support in antitrust and other complex commercial litigation matters, modeling and forecasting health care demand, identifying and quantifying the economic and productivity cost of chronic health conditions for communities and employers, and conducting economic analysis in regulatory disputes.
Dr. Perry’s experience spans both health care markets and matters in other industries. He also has expertise in class certification, copyright, and confidential protected health information (PHI) disclosure. His antitrust work includes numerous health care transaction reviews for hospital systems, provider groups, and insurers.
Dr. Perry provides economic analyses to clients navigating regulatory challenges. In retention by counsel for Netcare Group, he provided expert assistance for the market inquiry into private health care competition by the Competition Commission of South Africa. His work included evaluation of hospital market dynamics and econometric assessments of supply and demand. In another matter, at the request of counsel, he authored expert analysis of a CMS physician fee schedule proposed rule. He has also co-authored an expert report in support of a health care company’s petition to maintain its tax-exempt status.
For another client, Dr. Perry modelled current and future demand for a medical device across dozens of countries. Using advanced econometric techniques and only limited direct data, he provided the client with a robust cross-country model of demand and forecasts for demand evolution that were used in assessing product viability and operations strategy.
Dr. Perry has developed expertise in the productivity costs of chronic health conditions to employers and communities. Matters in this space include a community health assessment that quantified medical and productivity costs across several disease conditions and an analysis of the productivity cost implications of payment models for a large community health plan. For this payor client, he also created algorithms to predict the onset and progression of diabetes.
Dr. Perry is a Ph.D. graduate from MIT's top-rated economics program, where he was a National Science Foundation fellow. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School's Department of Health Care Policy where his research focused on the impact of policy on health care provider behavior and performance.
Dr. Perry maintains an active research portfolio and has written on topics including certificate of need regulation, health care system reimbursement, Medicare, macroeconomic fluctuations, and monetary policy. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the "Journal of Economic Studies and the Annals of Economics and Finance". Dr. Perry has been awarded the NBER Health and Aging Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2016-17) and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-17).