Lawyer Monthly - Expert Witness Awards 2023

USA About Ronald Ron Luke is a principal consultant and president of Research & Planning Consultants, LP. Ron joined RPC in 1976 and became its president and principal owner in 1979. He has consulted on projects for health care providers, managed care plans and public agencies in more than 25 states. He also serves as an expert witness in trials, administrative proceedings and legislative hearings. Active in the health policy arena, Ron was an original member, and later chairman, of the Texas Department of Insurance’s Utilization Review Advisory Committee. Governor George W. Bush appointed him as an original member of the Texas Health Care Information Council, where he had a major role in the development of the Texas hospital discharge data system. Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the Texas Health and Human Services Council and to the Texas Institute of Healthcare Quality and Efficiency. He has served as an advisor to committees of the Texas Legislature on health insurance mandates and major revisions to the Workers’ Compensation Act. A former director of the Texas Business Group on Health, Ron also served on the boards of several public and non-profit organizations providing healthcare services. He currently serves as a Director of the Texas Association of Business and chairs TAB’s Health Policy Committee. He is a member of the National Association of Forensic Economists and the Health Law sections of the Texas and American Bar Associations. Dr. Luke has been licensed as an attorney in Texas since 1975. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Firm Profile Research & Planning Consultants, LP (RPC) specializes in Economic Damages Analysis, with areas of concentration in Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, and Healthcare Litigation. For over 40 years, RPC has provided financial, statistical, and market analysis for not only plaintiff and defense attorneys, but also hospitals and other healthcare providers, and a variety of other industries. We work closely with attorneys to understand the issues in the case and to determine what analysis within our areas of expertise will help the judge or jury answer questions regarding liability and damages. RPC accounting, economic, clinical, life care planning, and vocational evaluation professionals provide an integrated damages analysis. Our interdisciplinary team works closely with litigators, from discovery to mediation to trial in order to understand the case, develop an independent analysis of it and provide a professional critique of the work of the experts retained by other parties to the litigation. 87

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