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Georgetown University, M.A., Master's Thesis Defended with Distinction, 2002
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2000
Susan Ingargiola is a director of Manatt Health Solutions (MHS), an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. She provides legislative, regulatory and policy advice to healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, community health centers, health information exchange organizations and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Ms. Ingargiola advises clients on health information privacy issues, including compliance with HIPAA and state medical record confidentiality laws. She has particular expertise in the application of HIPAA and state privacy laws to electronic health information exchange and has participated in the drafting of statewide patient consent and other data sharing policies. She also advises hospitals and community health centers on compliance with the federal Health Center and 340B Drug Discount programs.
Ms. Ingargiola also has extensive expertise in pharmaceutical and biotechnology reimbursement and drug pricing under Medicare and Medicaid as well as pharmaceutical sales and marketing issues. She represents clients before state and federal legislative regulatory agencies, including the New York State Department of Health, the New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Congress.
Prior to joining MHS, Ms. Ingargiola worked for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company located in San Diego, California, where she was Associate Director for Public Policy and a founding member of the company’s Government Affairs Department. At Amylin, Ms. Ingargiola served as the company’s lead advisor on Medicare Part D and provided strategic policy advice on issues ranging from clinical trial information disclosure to sales and marketing restrictions. She has also served in the Public Policy and U.S. Human Health Public Affairs Departments of Merck & Company, Inc. and worked in both houses of Congress, which included positions within the offices of U.S. Senator Robert G. Torricelli (D-NJ) and U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-14-CA) of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She began her career as an intern in the Clinton White House.
Amylin Special Recognition Award, February 2006
Merck Award of Excellence in publishing FOSAMAX 10-year data, April 2004
Coauthor, “HIE Helps Integrate Behavioral and Physical Health Care, but Hurdles Remain,” iHealthBeat, April 2, 2014.
Coauthor, “Ten Years In: Charting the Progress of Health Information Exchange in the US,” California Healthcare Foundation, February 2014.
Coauthor, “Person@Center: ONC Driving Toward More Patient-Centered Care,” iHealthBeat, January 27, 2014.
Coauthor, “Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health: Strategies for Overcoming Legal Barriers to Health Information Exchange,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issue Brief, January, 2014
Coauthor, "Going Digital with Patients: Managing Potential Liability Risks of Patient-Generated Electronic Health Information." Journal of Participatory Medicine, December 18, 2013.
Coauthor, “Q3 2013 Federal Health IT Activity,” iHealthBeat, October 21, 2013.
Coauthor, "Update on Q2 Federal Health IT Activity," iHealthBeat, July 15, 2013.
Coauthor, "Voluntary Code of Conduct for EHR Developers Released," iHealthBeat, June 26, 2013.
Contributor, "The Legal Framework for Health Information Privacy," Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment, Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), 2013.
Coauthor, "Q4 2012 Included Key Federal Health IT Developments," iHealthBeat, January 22, 2013.
Coauthor, "Privacy, Please: Health Consent Laws for Minors in the Information Age," California HealthCare Foundation, January 2013.
Coauthor, "Q3 2012 Saw Surge of Federal Health IT Activity," iHealthBeat, October 23, 2012.
Coauthor, "CMS Revamps Medicare Managed Care Compliance Program Guidelines," BNA's Medicare Report, August 31, 2012.
Coauthor, "A Look at the Newly Released HIPAA Audit Program Protocols," iHealthBeat, July 30, 2012.
Coauthor, "Lessons from Project HealthDesign," Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Summer 2012.
Coauthor, "Federal Government Continues With Health IT Activity in Q2 2012," iHealthBeat, July 16, 2012.
Coauthor, "Buried Treasure: Freeing California Data to Improve Health Care,” California HealthCare Foundation, May 2012.
Coauthor, "Driving Interoperable Health Data Exchange Under HITECH," iHealthBeat, April 30, 2012.
Coauthor, "Federal Health IT Activity Continues in First Quarter of 2012," iHealth Beat, April 19, 2012.
Coauthor, "Q4 2011 Saw Surge of Federal Health IT Activity," iHealth Beat, January 20, 2012.
Coauthor, "New ONC Initiative Tackles Data Segmenting in HIE," iHealthBeat, November 28, 2011.
Coauthor, "Spotlight on New PHR Model Privacy Notice," iHealthBeat, November 10, 2011.
Coauthor, "Federal Health IT Activity Heats Up in Q3 2011," iHealth Beat, October 24, 2011.
Coauthor, "The Next Five Years in Health IT: ONC's Plan for the Future," iHealthBeat, October 2011.
Coauthor, "Building Public Trust in Electronic Health Information Exchange," California HealthLine, August 2011.
Coauthor, "New Trend in Sustainable HIEs: Fair Share Financial Support," California HealthLine, August 2011.
Coauthor, "Stimulus Money Still Flowing to Health IT Projects," California HealthLine, July 2011.
Coauthor, "Supreme Court Strikes Down Vermont Prescriber Data-Restriction Law," BNA, Inc., July 2011.
Coauthor, "Considerations for the Development of Accountable Care Organizations in New York State," New York State Health Foundation, June 2011.
Coauthor, "HIPAA Changes Seek Balance of Compliance, Right to Know," California HealthLine, June 13, 2011.
Coauthor, "Milestones Mark ARRA, HITECH First Quarter," California HealthLine, May 23, 2011.
Coauthor, "Balance of Better Care, Privacy in Federal ACO Proposal," iHealthBeat, May 9, 2011.
Coauthor, "HHS Moves Forward With HITECH Privacy, Security Provisions," iHealthBeat, August 2, 2010.
Coauthor, "Stage 1 Meaningful Use Requirements Finalized Under HITECH EHR Incentive Program," BNA, Inc., July 2010.
Coauthor, "HITECH Revisited," California Healthcare Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, and United Hospital Fund, June 2010.
Coauthor, "Health IT Law & Industry Report: Meaningful Use and Certification of Electronic Health Record Under the HITECH Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs," BNA, Inc., January 2010.
Coauthor, "HITECH's State Health Information Exchange and Health IT Extension Programs: Providing Infrastructure and Support for Meaningful Use of EHRs," BNA, Inc., November 2009.
Coauthor, "The Impact of Federal Stimulus Funds on Oral Health Services in California," California Healthcare Foundation, August 2009.
Coauthor, "The Role of Local Governments in Administering Medicaid in New York," Medicaid Institute at the United Hospital Fund, August 2009.
Coauthor, "State Regulation of De-Identified Health Information, How States Like New Hampshire are Getting It Wrong, Might Kill Healthcare's Golden Goose," BNA, April 2009.
Contributor, "Recommendations for Standardized Consumer Consent Policies and Procedures for RHIOs in New York to Advance Interoperable Health Information Exchange to Improve Care," New York State Department of Health, November 2008.
Coauthor, "E-Prescribing's Mandate May Be Included in Medicare Package," Healthcare Law Newsletter, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, May 23, 2008.Coauthor, "E-Prescribing’s Dirty Little Secret – Secret Status Update on the DEA Controlled Substances Ban," Healthcare Law Newsletter, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, May 5, 2008.
Summary, "Model Guidelines and Formulary Key Drug Types Version 4.0," U.S. Pharmacopeia, February 2008.
"Key Elements of DRAFT 2009 Medicate: Advantage (MA), Medicare Advantage-Prescription Drug (MA-PD), Cost-Based Plan, and Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Sponsors Call Letter (Part D Section," Manatt Health Solutions Alert, January 17, 2008.
Contributor, "E-Prescribing...Has Its Time Finally Come?: E-Prescribing Heating Up at the National and State Levels," Healthcare Law Newsletter, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, December 2007.
Coauthor, "Private Medicare Drug Plans: High Expenses and Low Rebates Increase the Costs of Medicare Drug Coverage," Life Sciences Practice Group E-mail Alert, American Health Lawyers Association, October 16, 2007.
Coauthor, "Vaccine Administration and Access Update: Beneficiaries to Receive Greater Access to Vaccines in 2008," Life Sciences Law & Industry Report#1(13), September 14, 2007.
Contributor, "CHI Hosts Annual Healthcare Policy Forum: The Information Technology-Enabled Movement to Achieve Value-Driven Healthcare," California Healthcare Institute White Paper, August 2, 2007.
Coauthor, "Part D Formularies: The Ongoing Battleground between Access and Cost," Chapter in Health Law Handbook, Thompson/West, May 2007.
Coauthor, "CMS Issues 2008 Part D Vaccine Guidance Summary," Life Sciences Practice Group E-mail Alert, American Health Lawyers Association, May 15, 2007.
Coauthor, "Summary of Baucus Proposed Legislation to Strike the Non-Interference Clause," Life Sciences Practice Group E-mail Alert, American Health Lawyers Association, April 11, 2007.
Coauthor, "New Developments in Part D Vaccine Administration and Access," Health Plan & Provider Report 13(2), January 10, 2007.
"Governor’s Healthcare Focus Confirmed in State of the State Address and Reform Speech," Healthcare Law Newsletter, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, January 2007.
"Healthcare Headed for the Spotlight in California; Schwarzenegger Focusing on Coverage and Affordability," Healthcare Law Newsletter, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, December 2006.
Contributor, "The Power to Help: U.S. Businesses Creating a Better Tomorrow," a report to the President from the President's Export Council on U.S. Corporate Stewardship Around the World, Fall 2004.
Member, Young Leadership Network, hosted by the American League of Lobbyists (ALL).
Member, California Elected Women’s Association.
Past Delegate, Atlantic County, New Jersey Democratic Convention.
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