Dana Mennen, MHP
Senior Consultant

With over 16 years of experience, Dana’s expertise in new product access is a result of her work with key Medicare and Medicaid policy staff, including medical directors, policy analysts, pharmacy administrators and pricing staff to facilitate coverage of and resolve access issues for newly FDA-approved or expanded oral and injectable drugs and biologics. Through these relationships, she maintains perspectives on payers’ new product uptake processes and needs for information related to client products and services, and provides insight and clarity to coverage, coding, payment and documentation issues that affect stakeholders.

As a Senior Consultant, Government Payer Liaison, Dana oversees research, analysis, and implications of federal and state health policy and regulatory initiatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS), Medicare, and Medicaid – particularly those that affect access and reimbursement for newly FDA approved branded specialty drugs and biologicals in oncology and rare diseases.

Dana is currently responsible for providing education and training on a variety of Medicare and Medicaid payer types including Medicare MACs (Part A and B), Medicare Advantage, Part D, Fee for Service and Managed Medicaid, and a variety of healthcare settings, providing perspectives on new product access and reimbursement, and working with new manufacturers to establish Part D Coverage Gap Agreements and develop and submit new HCPCS coding applications with CMS.

Dana graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is also certified as a Managed Healthcare Professional (MHP®) through the Insurance Education Program at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

Tucker
Tucker
Chocolate Lab/Pointer mix

In Memoriam

Tucker was a handsome chocolate lab/pointer mix rescue who lived with the Mennen family and his partner in crime, Lola (a Great Dane). One of his unique features was the white, 5-pointed star on his chest. Tucker loved ice cream, going for walks and rides in the car, chasing cats and eating flies, and hiking on trails. He was deemed “The Best Cuddler in the World” by his family and spent most of his days in his mom Dana’s office waiting for the afternoon sunbeam to show up so he could bask in it.

Lola
Lola
Great Dane

In Memoriam

Lola, a fawn colored Great Dane, was found abandoned and emaciated. She was taken in by Kentucky Great Dane Rescue and found her new home with the Mennen family about a year ago. She quickly gained weight and became a happy, healthy, and loyal girl. She was very loving, affectionate and trusting and had no idea that she wasn’t a lap dog, spending most days curled up in a small chair in her mom’s office. When she wasn’t sleeping, she was sneaking in naps on the couch or counter surfing for goodies.

Meet Dana at these events

March 4, 2020 – March 6, 2020
ACCC Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit – Washington, DC

The ACCC 46TH ANNUAL MEETING & CANCER CENTER BUSINESS SUMMIT (AMCCBS) offers countless opportunities to innovate, collaborate, grow, and transform. Executives from across the healthcare leadership community will come together in Washington, D.C. to explore cutting-edge solutions to persistent challenges and navigate our shifting cancer care landscape.

Examining the most important topics in oncology today, AMCCBS hosts industry insiders, health policy experts, and key influencers in cancer care delivery to explore the convergence of business, policy, and technology—and how it impacts your world. Compelling keynote speakers and peer-to-peer breakout facilitators will share their expertise, effective practices, and help bridge the gap between strategic insights and tangible take-aways.

DKP President Denise Pierce will be attending, as will Dana Mennen, Senior Consultant. We hope to see you there!

April 23, 2020 – April 24, 2020
COA – 2020 Community Oncology Conference – Orlando, FL

2020 Community Oncology Conference: There’s no better time or place to learn from experts who have invaluable insights shared across our unique four track agenda, featuring dedicated clinical, business, advocacy and pharmacy sessions. This is the only conference exclusively focused on the needs of community oncology practices and professionals and the unique challenges they face.

Hosted by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), the Conference is the place for all attendees to share ideas and make new connections for improving patient care and advocating for community oncology.

Tom Lang, Director, Payer Relations, and Dana Mennen, Senior Consultant, will be attending and are available to meet with fellow attendees. We look forward to seeing you!

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