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Barbara Rowland Moderates Panel on Pharmacists Acting as Care Providers at the ABA Health Law Section's Washington Health Law Summit on Dec. 7

On December 7, Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Principal Barbara Rowland moderated the panel discussion, "The Pharmacist Will See You Now," at the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's 13th Annual Washington Health Law Summit, at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.

The movement for pharmacist provider status is underway as lobbying efforts for federal legislation escalate and several states enact robust reforms. The panel examined pharmacists acting as essential primary care providers and how the practice may transform the health care industry. In addition to Ms. Rowland, panelists included: 

  • Alethia Jackson, Director of Federal Government Relations, Walgreens
  • Frederick Isasi, MPH,National Governor’s Association, Center for Best Practices, Washington, D.C.
  • John S. Linehan, Epstein Becker Green, Baltimore, MD

As the future of healthcare takes shape, it is essential that attorneys from all segments of the health care bar and other professionals serving health care organizations are up-to-date on the latest legislative and policy developments and the implementation of significant health care initiatives emanating from HHS, CMS, IRS, DOJ, OIG and other key government agencies. The ABA Health Law Section's Annual Washington Health Law Summit provides a unique opportunity for federal and state government lawyers, in-house counsel and private practitioners to collaborate and learn from each other.