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2020 Policy Forecast

2020 is shaping up to be an active year in healthcare. This report provides our consultants insights on the top 10 most significant issues facing the healthcare industry and how they can affect the overall landscape.


McDermottPlus persuaded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise Medicare laboratory “Date of Service” regulations.

Codes currently eligible for exception to DOS rule


McDermottPlus assessed the policy pathway and operational feasibility to scale up group prenatal care, and designed alternative payment models to facilitate implementation.

States that already have the CenteringPregnancy model of Group Prenatal Care


On behalf of a coalition of leading global manufacturers of blood glucose monitoring systems, McDermottPlus successfully advanced legislation intended to improve market access and patient choice under the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program.

Reduction in Medicare payment amount for diabetes test strips since 2012


Resource Centers

Dedicated resource libraries for clients and partner organizations.

Payment Innovation
Resource Center

A library of content about Medicare payment transformation initiatives. Includes original analysis, major regulations, agency guidance, program announcements and other primary source documents…

Resource Center

A collection of primary source materials about laboratory diagnostics regulation and payment, including original analysis, Medicare rates, rulemakings, final determinations and other items of interest.

Prescription Drug
Resource Center

A collection of materials about prescription drug pricing initiatives and regulation from the Administration and Congress, original analysis, and other items of interest.

Insurance Coverage
Resource Center

A library of content about efforts to redesign health care insurance and coverage. Includes original analysis, major regulations, agency guidance, program announcements and other primary source documents.

Meet our Consultants

Jennifer Archer

Delivers reimbursement policy, payment strategy and supportive data analyses for clients.

Paul Gerrard, M.D.

Provides critical insights across a wide range of clinical areas and healthcare technologies and guidance on Medicare policy and regulatory requirements.

Deborah Godes

Advises clients on reimbursement and policy strategy.

Benjamin Kerner

Supports clients’ health policy objectives through quantitative analyses.

Kelsey Haag

Specializes in Medicare payment and regulatory issues.

Sheila Madhani

Advises clients on reimbursement policy strategy.

Mara McDermott

An accomplished health care executive with a deep understanding of federal health care law and policy.

Jamie Neikrie

Delivers health policy and government strategies support to clients across the healthcare industry.

Paul Radensky, M.D.

A board certified internal medicine physician and lawyer who is recognized as a Medicare law and policy authority.

Jessica Roth

Analyzes data and advises clients on reimbursement policy strategy.

Christine Song

Analyzes quantitative data and evaluates the economic impact.

Rachel Stauffer

A highly experienced government relations and legislative affairs strategist and advocate.

Katie Waldo

An experienced government relations strategist who helps clients navigate the complex issues surrounding Medicare, Medicaid and the healthcare marketplace.

Rodney Whitlock, Ph.D.

An accomplished health care executive with more than two decades on the Hill specializing in rural health, the health care safety net and disability policy.

Eric Zimmerman

A recognized Medicare law and policy authority and registered lobbyist.

Emma Zimmerman

A government relations professional and registered lobbyist who supports clients on a range of health policy issues.

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