Compliance Implementation Services (CIS), a pharmaceutical compliance consulting firm, announced today that Kathleen Castoro, MBA, has joined the firm as Senior Manager of Pharmaceutical Consulting.
Castoro brings nearly 20 years of industry experience across government programs to her consulting role on the firm’s Government Programs team. She will manage the development and implementation of processes and programs to ensure that government reimbursement programs obtain pricing that is compliant with all federal and state regulations, as well as play a supporting role in the company’s work with the CalcPartner™ and ClaimsPartner™ service lines. Castoro will also ensure timely and accurate filing of all government reports, as well as compliance in the development of pricing calculations and strategy for all government contracts, including Average Manufacturer’s Price (AMP), Best Price (BP), Medicaid Rebate Per Unit (RPU) and 340B Public Health Service ceiling prices.
“Kathy’s experience contracting within the pharmaceutical industry, paired with her in-depth knowledge of both government programs pricing and commercial payors, makes her an ideal addition to our GP team. She also has a strong finance and accounting background, with excellent analysis and modeling skills, project management and process optimization experience,” said Chris Cobourn, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance at CIS. “We know that she will provide strong subject matter expertise to prospective and current CIS clients and be a resource for our team.”
Prior to joining CIS, Castoro was senior manager of government pricing and contracts at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc., where she supported government contracting (VA-FSS) opportunities, assured compliance with all federal program regulations in relation to pricing, reporting, data compliance and contracts, and managed the processes for the manual, systematic and accurate calculation, analysis and timely disclosure of AMP, Medicaid, RPU, PHS, NFAMP quarterly and annual, FSS, and FCP. Castoro also managed government pricing compliance and contracting programs for other leading pharmaceutical companies: Novo Nordisk Inc., Reliant Pharmaceutical Inc., Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Compliance Implementation Services (CIS) is a consulting firm specializing in compliance strategies for the pharmaceutical industry, from Global Clinical Research and Development, through Manufacturing, U.S. Commercial Compliance, and Government Programs. Founded in 2004, CIS (cis-partners.com) provides its clients with a deep understanding of industry laws and regulations, innovative and practical applications, and custom solutions to establish a “Culture of Compliance” that is both meaningful and sustainable.
CIS experts identify, assess and prioritize an organization’s exposure to compliance risks, subsequently developing and implementing risk evaluation and mitigation techniques to ensure adherence to legal and regulatory requirements.
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