June 19, 2018

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District Policy Group “Unpacking MedPAC” September Podcast

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) convened earlier this month for the first session following its summer hiatus. Commissioners jumped right into discussing their policy priorities and setting the stage for their work over the next few months.

Promoting high-value care and maximizing access and quality of health care while lowering costs were key themes across the two-day meeting. Commissioners explored a variety of topics, including the role of pharmacy benefit managers and specialty pharmacy in the Medicare Part D program, incentives to move providers to more efficient and higher-quality payment systems, and how telehealth could be a part of the effort to move to the provision of higher-value care.

In this “Unpacking MedPAC” podcast, Senior Government Relations Manager Tony Mitchell, who attended the session, and Senior Vice President Jeremy Scott, who represents a number of patient and provider organizations, discuss key takeaways.

Listen to the podcast below.

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Ilisa Paul, District Policy Group President, Drinker Biddle, Government Attorney
President, District Policy Group

Ilisa Halpern Paul has more than 20 years of experience in government relations, advocacy, and policymaking in for-profit, non-profit, academic, federally-funded, and government settings. She leads the firm’s Lobbying, Policy and Advocacy team as managing government relations director and is president of the District Policy Group.

Ilisa advises for-profit companies and non-profit organizations with respect to advancing their federal legislative, regulatory, programmatic, policy, and...

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Jeremy R. Scott, Government relations lawyer, Drinker Biddle
Senior Vice President, District Policy Group

Jeremy R. Scott has a broad range of government relations and lobbying experience in government, health care policy, and in representing and advancing legislative interests of nonprofit, advocacy and health organizations. He has particular skill and knowledge in strategic planning, working the federal appropriations and authorization processes, planning and executing Capitol Hill advocacy days, and developing grassroots and grasstops programs. He is a member of the firm’s District Policy Group.

Jeremy’s clients include nonprofit and patient advocacy organizations, health professional organizations and medical device companies. He provides these clients with strategic counsel on a variety of policy and advocacy issues, including advancing authorization legislation, securing federal appropriations support for programmatic funding increases, working with federal agencies on the implementation of legislation or proposed rules, conducting Capitol Hill advocacy and training events and implementing grassroots/grasstops campaigns.

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