Lauren's practice focuses on advising pharmacies, PBMs, managed care organizations and other payors on a variety of transactional, regulatory, and fraud and abuse matters.
Drawing from her experience working for the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office (the “Duals Office”) within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), she is able to provide practical advice to clients on regulatory and compliance issues relating to Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicaid. She has advised clients on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D applications, audit appeals, contract negotiations, and payment issues.
Lauren also focuses much of her practice on counseling clients on various matters relating to federal and state regulatory issues, including compliance with the anti-kickback statute, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions, telemedicine, and prescribing and licensing requirements. She has advised entities on compliance with the 340B Drug Pricing Program requirements. She also assists in representing clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, provider contracts, network development programs, and general contracting.
Prior to her tenure with CMS, she was a research consultant with a health care consulting company in the DC area, working primarily with state Medicaid agencies and Medicaid managed care plans. During law school, Lauren was a member of the George Washington Journal of Energy & Environmental Law and competed in the Van Vleck Moot Court Competition.
- George Washington University (JD, with honors)
- Georgetown University (BS, cum laude)
News & Press
The Biden Administration Releases Part II of its No Surprise Act Regulations, Sparking Criticism by Provider Groups
October 7, 2021 | Blog | By Lauren Moldawer
September 10, 2021 | Blog | By Joanne Hawana, Theresa Carnegie, Lauren Moldawer
Biden Administration Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices through its Executive Order on Promoting Competition
July 20, 2021 | Blog | By Theresa Carnegie, Lauren Moldawer
July 7, 2021 | Blog | By Lauren Moldawer
The provisions of the IFR apply to group health plans, health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage, and carriers in the FEHB Program (collectively, health plans), as well as certain health care facilities. The majority of the requirements in the IRF will be effective January 1, 2022. Below, we outline the major provisions of the IFR.