Tara Adams Ragone joined the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy as a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law in 2011. Her research and writing for the Center focus on implementation of health care reform, accountable care organizations, health care access, prescription drug abuse, and issues related to the representation of health care professionals. Presently she is the project manager of The Sentinel Project, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assess New Jersey health plans’ compliance with the Affordable Care Act and to help individuals enrolled in individual or small group health insurance plans who cannot access needed healthcare. Ms. Ragone developed and teaches a health law skills course that explores substantive law and skills specific to three common health law practice settings. She also advises students competing in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition and the University of Maryland School of Law’s Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition, at which competitions Seton Hall student teams placed first in 2014. She regularly contributes to Seton Hall Law’s Health Reform Watch Blog and has been a guest blogger on HealthLawProf Blog.
Ms. Ragone came to us from the State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law, where she served as Deputy Attorney General in the Professional Boards Prosecution Section. She primarily prosecuted licensing actions before the State Board of Medical Examiners and the Office of Administrative Law and represented the State in federal civil rights actions brought by licensees. Ms. Ragone also twice appeared before the Supreme Court of New Jersey in a case of first impression involving a commercial speech challenge to the Court’s Rule of Professional Conduct governing attorney firm names.
Ms. Ragone received her B.A. in Government and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from the College of William and Mary in 1996, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After college, she worked on a variety of domestic policy issues, including campaign finance reform, as a research assistant and verifier at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Ms. Ragone graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2001, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Service Scholar, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served as Senior Articles Editor for the New York University Annual Survey of American Law. At graduation, she received the Vanderbilt Medal and the Samuel A. Levy Memorial Award.
Before joining the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Ragone served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Protecting Health Privacy in an Era of Big Data Processing and Cloud Computing, 7 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 595 (2014) (with Frank Pasquale)
Structuring Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations to Avoid Antitrust Challenges, 42 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1443 (2012) (Symposium)
Note, "In Contempt of Contempt? Religious Motivation as a Reason to Mitigate Contempt Sanction", 1999 Ann. Surv. Am. L. 295 (1999)
A Guide to Assist New Jersey Consumer Selection of Health Insurance Plans for 2015, Seton Hall Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy (December 2014)
The Sentinel Project: The ACA’s Marketplace Reforms and Access to Care, (Sept. 8, 2014) (with John V. Jacobi and Kate Greenwood)
New Jersey's Medicaid ACO Pilot Program, Past and Future: A Baseline Report, Seton Hall Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy (2013) (co-authored with John Jacobi and Kate Greenwood)
The Future of HIPAA in the Cloud, (2013) (A White Paper by The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy) (with Frank Pasquale)
Evaluating Federal and New Jersey Regulation of Rating Factors and Rate Bands, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy & Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy (August 2012) (Issue Brief for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, with funding provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Implementing the Essential Health Benefits Requirement in New Jersey: Decision Points and Policy Issues, Policy Brief Issued by the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy & The Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (2012) (with Kate Greenwood and John V. Jacobi)
The Affordable Care Act and Medical Loss Ratios: Federal and State Methodologies, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy & Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy (2012) (Issue Brief for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, with funding provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
The Future of Affirmative Action in Higher Education, published online by the Affirmative Action and Diversity Project (1996)
Optimizing Health Plan Choice, at Economics of Choice: A Health Insurance Rate Review Forum, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (Sept. 19, 2014) (Panelist, with support provided by a grant awarded to the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Federal and State Methodologies for Medical Loss Ratio Calculations, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, Health Insurance Rate Review Forum: Loss Ratios (April 10, 2013)
Hot Topics in Legal Ethics for Health Care Attorneys, New Jersey Division of Law In-Service Training Day (Aug. 8, 2013)
Legal and Policy Challenges Presented by Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Public Health Law Fellows, National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (Nov. 12, 2013)
Constitutional & Statutory Issues: The Affordable Care Act Media Briefing, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy and Seton Hall University School of Law, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy (March 20, 2012) (with John V. Jacobi, J.D. and Kate Greenwood, J.D.)
Exploring the Legal Hurdles of Coordinating Care, Conference "One Year Later: The NJ Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Demonstration Project", organized by PICO New Jersey (August 2, 2012) (Elizabeth Litten, Renee Steinhagen, and Naomi Wyatt)
Legal Ethics for the Health Care Attorneys, In-House Counsel Constituency Group, New Jersey Hospital Association (December 11,2012) (Kim Ringler, Esq.)
Legal Ethics for the Health Care Lawyer, New Jersey Attorney General Advocacy Institute (June 28, 2012) (Kim Ringler, DAG)
Legal Ethics for the Health Care Lawyer, New Jersey Attorney General Advocacy Institute (February 27, 2012) (with Kim Ringler, Esq.)
Exploring Defenses to Section 1983 Litigation: Absolute/Qualified Immunity and Beyond, New Jersey Attorney General's Advocacy Institute (June 27, 2011 and June 30, 2011)
Legal Ethics for the Health Care Lawyer, New Jersey Bar Association’s 2011 Health & Hospital Law Symposium (Nov. 11, 2011) (Kim Ringler, Esq.)
The Role of Competition in Integrated Delivery: ACO’s, Federal and State Antitrust Law, the State Action Doctrine, and Clinical Integration, Seton Hall Law Review Symposium (Oct. 28, 2011)