Shuchi Parikh focuses on drug pricing and reimbursement matters, including the rapidly evolving 340B drug discount program.
Shuchi has experience counseling a variety of 340B covered entities – including hospitals, federally qualified health centers, Ryan White clinics, and others – on the following:
• Appealing audit findings issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration;
• Assessing the results of internal and external 340B program audits;
• Preparing self-disclosure letters of 340B program violations;
• Evaluating compliance with Medicaid billing and reimbursement policies for 340B drugs;
• Drafting and reviewing contract pharmacy arrangements;
• Analyzing the anti-kickback risks of 340B partnerships;
• 340B advocacy and coalition building; and
• General compliance advice and written analysis.
Shuchi also advises clients on fraud and abuse matters, including compliance with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. She helps clients prepare self-disclosures under the Stark Law and structure complex arrangements with physicians and other potential referral sources. Prior to joining Powers, Shuchi worked in the healthcare investigations and compliance practice at a nationally recognized law firm, where she focused on fraud and abuse issues for a range of clients in the pharmacy and pharmaceutical space.
Shuchi received her J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School before completing a clerkship at the D.C. Court of Appeals. While in law school, she interned with the Office of the General Counsel for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Justice’s Civil Fraud Section. Shuchi graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a degree in Public Policy Studies and Global Health.
MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES
D.C. Bar Health Law Section Steering Committee – Member
D.C. Bar Health Law Section New Practitioners Committee – Member
South Asian Bar Association of North America – Health Law Section Co-Chair
American Health Lawyers Association – Fraud and Abuse Practice Group