Research & Planning Consultants — RPC

For over 40 years, RPC has been assisting clients with expert services, including consulting and expert witness testimony for, personal injuryhealthcare litigationcommercial litigation and Certificate of Need matters. RPC also offers a wide selection of health data. We have served clients across the U.S, from Alaska to Florida and from New England to California.

Economic Damages Analysis

Our expert services include economic damages analysis for plaintiff counsel, insurance carriers and defense counsel using an interdisciplinary team of professionals who can determine the validity of damage claims for loss of earning capacity, past and future medical expenses or damage to the value of a business. The team includes an economist, vocational evaluators, life care planners, forensic accountants and physicians. All members of the team have many years of experience in preparing reports that RPC can use to provide testimony for use in mediation, settlement negotiations and litigation.

Healthcare Litigation Support

In addition to experience in a wide variety of industries, we have special expertise in the healthcare industry that has proven valuable to counsel who do not specialize in healthcare matters. We have helped determine damages in cases involving lost profits claims by hospitals for construction defects, disputes between hospitals and physicians and disputes between managed care plans and patients. In all of these cases our healthcare knowledge has helped commercial litigators structure their position on both liability and damages. Our experience in healthcare and workers compensation matters also enables us to assist counsel in payment disputes between providers and insurance plans.

Certificate of Need

RPC’s Certificate of Need experience includes assisting hospitals and other providers as well as their legal counsel in filing applications and preparing for hearings and other judicial appeals in many states. We have expertise in both health planning and financial analysis and forecasting.

Health Data Store

Our Health Data Store provides custom reports from a large number of federal and state public use data files. RPC can quickly provide custom reports and data files and can allow the client to download Medicare cost reports for all U.S. hospitals. The Health Data Store combines our healthcare consulting expertise with our extensive library of healthcare data and services, along with our technically knowledgeable and talented staff.