Healthcare Strategy and Prescription Drugs
Scott is a senior healthcare consultant with extensive experience in prescription drug matters. His experience includes employee benefit strategy and design, collective bargaining support, prescription drug public policy initiatives, product development, procurement support, and global best practices.
His clients include healthcare-related trade associations, government contractors, pharmacy benefits managers, durable medical equipment manufacturers, benefits providers, international pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers and pharmaceutical supply-chain organizations.
Scott has a breadth of experience in the public policy arena, having consulted to various government agencies at the state and federal level. He has assisted the Congressional Research Service in the evaluation of federal healthcare legislation including the Health Insurance Portability Act, Mental Health Parity, Mothers and Newborns Protection Act, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. He also assisted with evaluating the Affordable Care Act and on the development of purchasing exchanges.
Scott has testified at various congressional and state committee hearings throughout the country as well as before the FDA.
From 2003 to 2009, Scott served as the Special Advocate for Prescription Drugs for the State of Illinois, where he oversaw the state’s $2 billion annual prescription drug spend. He was responsible for State programs, including Medicaid, Illinois Cares Rx (Medicare Part D wraparound), Illinois Rx Buying Club, State employee/retiree programs, as well as for prescription drugs dispensed at mental health facilities and correctional facilities throughout Illinois.
Scott has been quoted frequently by news organizations including the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Business Insurance, National Public Radio, and the Washington Post.
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. Scott also served in the U.S. Air Force.