Denise Pierce

Denise has more than 30 years of leadership experience in sales, product management, new business development, national accounts, policy management, reimbursement planning and medical economics. This experience was gained in roles with biopharmaceutical and healthcare consulting industries, including Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AMGEN, and Covance Health Economics and Outcome Services. She possesses extensive knowledge of hospital inpatient/outpatient and physician office reimbursement systems, having effectively positioned novel drugs, devices, and services with payers in each setting.

Denise’s expertise is in specialty drugs and biologics used in oncology, dialysis, and rare diseases. These drugs often have a higher cost to the healthcare system and subsequently require strong value propositions. She has also successfully created and executed market access plans for novel technologies for age-related macular degeneration, allergy, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer diagnostics. Clients have commented that Denise has a knack for clearly understanding their need to pinpoint strategic recommendations that are executable and that link to specific outcomes.

Denise endeavors to connect various stakeholders such as providers/medical specialty societies, payers, employers and biopharmaceutical companies, to engage in robust conversations that support getting the right treatment to the right patient.

Denise is also a well-known author and speaker on the complexities of patient access in specific disease areas. Examples of societies tapping into Denise’s expertise include:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA)
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
  • The Association of Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC)

Denise received her Bachelor of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Weimaraner/Lab Mix

In Memoriam

Morgan was a Weimaraner/lab mix who was rescued in 2009 from a dire situation where he was starved and significantly emaciated at 48 lbs. He couldn’t take in food or water, and my husband and I had to sign waivers when adopting him, as he was not expected to live.

He was named Morgan, as in the Welsh heritage that means he is a brave sailor being brave of heart – which he had to be to survive his difficulties. The name Morgan also comes with a very appropriate character definition, which is to be rebellious and adventurous. Whether sneaking into offices and scoping out trash cans for special treats like an apple core, or running into the woods when I told him not to (and he had really good hearing), somehow his big brown eyes and giant nightly hugs let him get away with this.

Morgan loved watching out the windows at DKP in hopes of seeing his favorite things. Like the UPS man, who always knew to bring treats, which would make Morgan jump up and bark as soon as he heard the truck. Or his daddy Mike, who would frequently come and pick him up from the office. Or the squirrels, or deer, or random dog walkers in the neighborhood that made him want to bark “hello.”

He was such a good boy.


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