- Health Law
- Fraud & Abuse, Compliance & Regulatory Counseling
- Medicare, Medicaid & Commercial Payor Coverage & Payment
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Transactions
- State & Federal Audits, Investigations & Litigation
- Health Care
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|University ||Villanova University, B.A., 2004|
|Law School||Seton Hall University, J.D., 2007|
|Admitted||2007, New Jersey and New York; District of Columbia|
Tara focuses on advising private and public health care services entities, including managed care organizations, pharmaceutical services providers such as PBMs, and integrated delivery systems, on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex service arrangements. She works closely with Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and Medicare Part D Plan Sponsors, including Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs), and first tier and downstream entities to address regulatory and compliance matters that arise as a result of participating in Medicare Parts C and D. She regularly counsels clients regarding risk adjustment systems and practices needed to support them. Tara has experience preparing and negotiating a variety of contracts needed to establish and support Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Plans, and health plans intending to participate in state exchanges.
Tara has also advised multiple clients regarding issues related to participating in CMS demonstration projects. Most recently she has worked with clients on matters relating to the State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals. Such projects have included advising clients on contracting and compliance issues and assisting clients to engage both CMS and the applicable state agencies to address potential demonstration barriers.
Other aspects of Tara's practice focus on state and federal regulatory laws unique to the health care industry, and the application of such laws to the structuring business arrangements. She regularly advises clients on such issues as federal and state anti-kickback and self-referral laws.
During law school, Tara was an associate editor for theSeton Hall Law Review, and a research assistant for Professor John V. Jacobi.
Recognitions & Awards
• Order of the Coif
• ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law
• 2007 Seton Hall University Outstanding Real Property Graduate
Co-author,CMS Proposes Major Changes to Medicare Parts C and D,Health Law Advisory (01.21.2014)
• Co-author,Caution: Risk Adjustment Hurdles Facing Plans and Providers Under the Affordable Care Act,BNA's Health Insurance Report (07.17.2013)
• Co-author,2014 Final Call Letter: CMS Raises Medicare Advantage Rates but Foreshadows Other Significant Program Changes,Health Law Advisory (04.16.2013)
• Co-author,Fiscal Year 2013 Work Plan Highlights OIG's Medicare Parts C and D Priorities,Health Law Advisory (10.09.2012)
• Co-author,Medicare in the 21st Century: Achieving Quality and Efficiency Through Payment and Service Delivery Reforms,BNA's Medicare Report (04.23.2010)
Speaker,What Do the Proposed Changes to Medicare Parts C and D Mean for Your Business?, Mintz Levin, Webinar (01.29.2014)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Notice to Plans and PBMs: Pay for Contraceptive Services and Maybe We Will Pay You Back
Susan W. Berson,Tara E. Swenson,Bridgette A. Wiley, February 19, 2014
As has been widely covered in the news, regulations and guidance developed under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) require that non-grandfathered health plans make preventive care and screenings available to their members at no cost (i.e. no deductibles, coinsurance, or co-payments). The...
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