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Jennifer Shumsky
Director, Payer Relations at Little Hercules Foundation


Jennifer is a registered nurse with over 15 years of experience as a Utilization Review Specialist in the insurance industry. She has years of experience with Medicare, self-insured/employer health plans, and commercial plans, with a focus on appeals and prior authorizations. She is now the Director of Payor Relations with the Little Hercules Foundation, where she focuses how to improve access issues for those in Rare disease and on the Duchenne Family Assistance Program (DFAP). The DFAP helps patients and families affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy navigate insurance coverage for medications, durable medical equipment, clinical care, home health care, and more.

As the parent of a 19-year-old son with Duchenne and a 16-year-old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes, Jennifer knows about the challenges faced by patients and families affected by rare and chronic health conditions. Her passion is helping others get what is needed to live their healthiest and happiest lives possible.

Agenda Sessions

  • FOUNDATION & ADVOCATES SPOTLIGHT ● Foster Collaborations to Streamline Access and Lower Costs