Powers Principals Barbara Straub Williams and Peggy Tighe hosted a webinar last week titled “Program Income: Where Are We Now?”
The webinar, presented to Ryan White Clinics, featured discussion about 340B program income policies, recent audit experiences of Ryan White Clinics, potential new legislation that could affect program income, as well as advocacy efforts aimed at relaxing program income requirements.
The webinar was held as part of The Powers 340B team’s work with Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access (RWC-340B), a national organization of HIV/AIDS medical providers receiving support under the Ryan White CARE Act and that participate in the 340B Program.
Barbara advises healthcare providers on a wide range of federal and state regulatory programs. She regularly advises clients on compliance with the requirements of the 340B drug discount program and on preparing for, and responding to, 340B audits. She has assisted clients in conducting internal audits on a variety of compliance issues and in making disclosures to the HHS Office of Inspector General, the Office of Pharmacy Affairs and other federal and state government entities. Her practice also focuses on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, both in advising clients on meeting regulatory requirements and representing clients before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board.
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.