Powers Principal Peggy Tighe presented on several 340B webinars this month, providing updates on threats to the 340B program, current litigation, and 340B on Capitol Hill.

Peggy was a panelist in a joint RWC-340B and CV-340B webinar about covered entities’ fight against New York’s proposed carve-out of the Medicaid pharmacy benefit that would have had dire implications for 340B covered entities. She and key allies from RWC-340B and Save the New York Safety Net discussed how they achieved a two-year delay in the policy. She also spoke about next steps in preventing future attempts at undermining the 340B program.

Peggy was the featured speaker on webinars for Tango and Avita (both RWC-340B benefactors), giving updates on the ongoing existential threats to the 340B program as well as litigation and legislation attempting to counter those threats. Peggy also discussed 340B at the state level, including state legislatures’ actions to prohibit discriminatory reimbursement and attempts by states to change their Medicaid pharmacy programs in ways that would harm the 340B program.

Peggy works closely with both the Healthcare and Government Relations & Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve.

She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grassroots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She has experience strategizing and implementing federal grassroots activities, including grasstops (high-level grassroots), coalition building, letter writing, and database building.

Peggy can be reached at Peggy.Tighe@PowersLaw.com.

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