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Darrell McKigney

Associate Director
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Overview

For nearly ten years, Darrell McKigney has advised private equity groups, lenders, and companies engaged in investing in, buying of, and selling of healthcare companies.

Mr. McKigney has nearly thirty years of extensive experience in health policy spanning Congress, Association Leadership, lobbying, and consulting. His work has included the full range of Medicare Part B physician payments, related Part A ambulatory surgery center and hospital outpatient payment policies, and a wide range of other public payer healthcare payment policies, such as Medicare laboratory test payments, home health payments, Medicare Part D prescription drug payments, and state Medicaid payment policies.

During the launch and implementation of the then-new Medicare Part D prescription drug program, Mr. McKigney served as executive director of the Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance (LTCPA). LTCPA was the national industry trade association representing long-term care pharmacies that served over 90 percent of the nation’s 1.8 million nursing home and institutional residents via 1,800 pharmacies across the country.

Mr. McKigney also served in key policy positions for three members of Congress, including a member of the US House of Representatives Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee. He has been interviewed or quoted by major news organizations including the Washington Post, Meet the Press, CBS News, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Village Voice, CNBC, CNNfn, C-Span, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, American City Business Journals, The Mitch Albom Show, The Miami Herald, CBS MarketWatch, Dow Jones, Congressional Quarterly, Inside Health Policy, Modern Healthcare, and many others. He has been a speaker and panelist at numerous association, professional, civic, and investor events, such as BRG, Jefferies, JP Morgan, and H-CAP conferences.

Education

Carleton College
BA

Employment History

Farragut Square Group
Vice president

Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Executive director

Small Business Survival Committee
President

Taxpayers League of Minnesota
President

Congressman Rod Grams
Legislative director and press secretary

Congressman Jim Ramstad
Legislative director and press secretary

Congressman Vin Weber
Legislative assistant

News & Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements