Health Enterprises Network Presents:

Health Policy Forum

Federal Update – A Post-Election Look at Federal Priorities

November 10, 2020


The Health Enterprises Network Health Policy Forum is a group of healthcare executives and professionals who meet regularly to hear about key issues and legislation related to the region’s health-related economy.

During this forum we heard from federal government relations experts about what to expect in the upcoming Congress after the dust has settled from the 2020 election.

This forum is sponsored by



Andrew Coats has spent nearly two decades in Washington focusing on health care policy. During this time, Andrew has worked in the executive branch, the legislative branch and the private sector. Prior to joining Hall Render full time in 2017, Andrew served as Of Counsel to the firm since 2012. During that time, Andrew helped direct an effort by a nationwide coalition of health systems to make comprehensive reforms to the Stark Law. Andrew was also instrumental in advancing rural health measures in both the House and Senate and has represented various health systems on Medicare reimbursement issues before Congress and CMS. [more]


Abby Kaericher practices in the area of health care law with a focus on government relations and antitrust. She is active in the firm’s lobbying activities, representing the interests of health care clients. She developed an interest in antitrust after working with the Federal Trade Commission in the health care division. Abby received her J.D. with a Graduate Certificate in Health Law from Saint Louis University. Abby earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University. She then received her Master’s degree in Biology from Purdue University. While in law school, Abby served as an editor for the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy. Additionally, she worked as a pediatric medical assistant. [more]