Erin E. Atkins
Erin Atkins is an associate in the firm’s Health Care practice. She advises a variety of clients (such as long term care providers, suppliers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and others in the health care industry) on statutory and regulatory compliance, reimbursement, and transactional issues related to the Medicare, 340B, and Medicaid programs, in addition to corollary state law issues. Erin also provides clients with fraud and abuse counseling under the federal anti-kickback statute.
Erin’s clients include health care providers (including long term care providers, home health and hospice agencies, and pharmacies), pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, payors, hospital systems, and DMEPOS suppliers. She assists her clients not only with health care regulatory issues, but also transactional services, such as review, negotiation, and preparation of health care related contracts and agreements. Erin manages transactional due diligence reviews and analysis for health care acquisitions, mergers, and changes of ownership.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Erin was an associate at several international law firms, where she practiced in health care and life sciences. Prior to her career as a health care attorney, Erin’s practice was focused on capital markets, commercial real estate, and global finance.
Erin is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Health Law Sections of both the District of Columbia Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association. Erin is also a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers.
Blog Posts by Erin E. Atkins
Pursuant to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, manufacturers participating in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program must pay an Additional Discount on Non-Innovator products to the extent the Average Manufacturer Prices (“AMPs”) of their products are rising faster than inflation when compared to a base line period. However, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) stated in April 14, 2017 e-mail correspondence to manufacturer technical contacts listed for the Drug Data Reporting for Medicaid System (“DDR”) that DDR system updates needed to automate the Additional Discount calculation on Non-Innovator products were not finalized in time and, as such, first quarter 2017 Unit Rebate Amounts for Non-Innovator products will NOT include the calculated Additional Discount, if any.
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