Melissa A. Wong is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and is a member of the firm's national Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group, with a focus on managed care and federal healthcare programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as prescription drug coverage and reimbursement issues.
Ms. Wong represents a diverse group of healthcare industry clients, including health plans and managed care organizations (MCOs), pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), public-private state Medicaid agencies, third-party administrators (TPAs) and utilization review (UR) entities, insurance brokers and field marketing organizations, and traditional healthcare providers and suppliers, including physician groups and pharmacies (retail, specialty, long-term care and mail order).
Ms. Wong has accumulated more than 10 years of regulatory and technical expertise in government healthcare programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Managed Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). She advises clients on sophisticated issues related to these programs in a variety of regulatory and transactional settings, including in mergers and acquisitions, client services transactions, private equity investment, representations and warranties (R&W) insurance underwriting, lending arrangements, government and payor audits and investigations, and interactions with federal and state government agencies. In addition, Ms. Wong counsels pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers and other stakeholders on drug coverage, pricing and reimbursement matters and emerging trends in this field, including the growing use of value-based purchasing arrangements. In addition, Ms. Wong has experience in the development and implementation of many companywide compliance programs tailored to Managed Medicare and Qualified Health Plan compliance obligations as well as targeted compliance efforts to guide sales and marketing activities conducted by health plans and their downstream entities, healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Ms. Wong is active as a leader in the American Health Law Association and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. She also serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Asian and Pacific Islanders (MAP) for Health, a nonprofit organization promoting health access and outreach to Asian-American communities in Massachusetts. In addition, Ms. Wong is a member of the Hiring Committee for Holland & Knight's Boston office.
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