Area of focus

Health Legislation and Policy

The process by which U.S. federal legislation affecting the health industries is enacted is complex and often counterintuitive. That is why effective participation in the legislative process often requires hands-on experience on Capitol Hill and in the administrative agencies, in addition to in-depth knowledge of health...

Representative experience

Secured US$10m in Title VII funding for pediatric dentistry residency and loan repayment programs on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Assist a client in obtaining funding for eye and vision research in the defense appropriations bill resulting in over US$20m in the last six fiscal years.

Secured an exemption from a drug pricing provision of the Inflation Reduction Act for a manufacturer client.

Lead a multi-company coalition to advance payment for medical device and pharmaceutical artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

Manage a government affairs campaign on behalf of a national trade association representing hundreds of hospital and health systems to modify provisions of the Medicare Access & CHIP Act (MACRA).

Worked with leading research institutions, major industry associations, key House and Senate leaders, and the administration to secure a positive CMS coverage determination for bone-anchored hearing devices.

Secured a $1B provision in the 2020 omnibus spending bill to delay a significant requirement for hospitals and health systems participating in Medicare value based care programs.

Obtained the first-ever Medicare reimbursement, CPT Category 1 code, and NAQA/HEDIS/MIPS quality measure for an autonomous AI system.

Lobbied Congress on behalf of Insulet to get CMS approval for an insulin delivery product.

Succeeded in working with a national health professional organization to secure over US$10m in direct funding for specific health professional training and loan guarantees.

Worked with several corporations and industry associations to secure critical appropriations report language supporting access and reimbursement for specific medical technologies.

Lead agency counsel for implementation of Affordable Care Act, including provisions governing health insurance coverage and Medicare Advantage plans.

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