Tricia A. Beckmann

Principal - Faegre Drinker Consulting


Tricia Beckmann helps clients throughout the health care industry navigate state and federal regulatory issues. She is a practical, results-oriented advisor on public policy who has worked closely with regulatory decision-makers.

Government Agency Experience

Tricia has cultivated in-depth knowledge of the health care industry — and particularly its relationship with regulatory bodies — through positions with both government agencies and health care stakeholders. Tricia helps clients assess the business and regulatory aspects of Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance policy and coverage at the federal and state levels, including Section 1115 demonstrations, Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers, pending legislation and litigation, and federal enforcement activities. She spent four years with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where she reported directly to agency leadership responsible for the health insurance Marketplaces and private insurance market reforms that are at the center of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She helped shape policy in several areas including Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers, Section 1557 non-discrimination rules, consumer assistance programs, and health plan disclosure requirements such as the summary of benefits and coverage.

In-House Health Care Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker Consulting, Tricia served as an in-house attorney for a progressive, rapidly growing managed services firm that supports hospital and physician organizations in their adoption of value-based care and population health management. Tricia advised on a wide range of state and health care regulatory issues, such as managed care state regulation and licensing, ACA implementation and health information privacy.

Tricia also has prior in-house government relations experience working for a not-for-profit managed care health plan in California and authorizing benefits for the Social Security Administration.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Emory University School of Law
J.D. (2010)

University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A. in History and French, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • State of Play of Mental Health Parity
    (Forthcoming), Managed Care Compliance Conference, Health Care Compliance Association, January 2019
  • Getting to the Doctor: The Importance of Reliable and Low-Cost Transportation
    NCSL Capitol Foundation, December 2018
  • Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: Examining the Many Health Care Provisions of a Law that Was Not Supposed to be about Health Care
    Practising Law Institute, March 2018
  • Health Care Update: The Trump Administration Heads into ACA Open Enrollment with Shaky Markets and Powerful Discretion
    Practising Law Institute, October 2017
  • Online Pharmacies: What Pharmacy Professionals Need to Know
    Midwest Medication Safety Symposium, October 2017
  • Online Pharmacies: What You Need to Know to Keep Hoosiers Safe
    Central Indiana Care Coordination Coalition, August 2017
  • Plan Year 2018 for ACA Marketplaces
    Health Plan Alliance, August 2017
  • Current Marketplace Issues 
    CMS Marketplace Assister In-Person Trainings, Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Tampa, Florida; July - August 2014

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • George Washington University Institutional Review Board — Board Member, 2013-present
  • University of Maryland Institutional Review Board — Board Member, 2013-present
  • AmeriCorps National Civilian and Community Corps — Corps Member, July 2006-May 2007



  • Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service — Marketplace Enrollment Team
  • CMS Administrator’s Special Citation Award — Special Enrollment Period Team
  • Emory University School of Law — Dean’s Award, Law in Public Health
  • Emory University School of Law — Pro Bono Medal Recipient
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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