Health Care

Our Health Care Team has a deep understanding of the policies shaping the U.S. health care delivery system, and extensive experience with public and private health coverage & payment issues.

Our Health Care Team leverages our wide range of experiences to develop targeted legislative strategies based on in-depth policy analyses, an understanding of legislative processes and procedures, and recognition of the political factors affecting health care policymaking.

Our team has successfully represented and advocated for:

  • Health care providers – dentists, hospitals, long-term care providers, nurses, etc.
  • Manufacturers and innovators
  • Multi-sector coalitions
  • Non-profit payers
  • Patient and consumer entities
  • Health care quality-based organizations

Our team has worked on a diverse range of issues and has substantial expertise and experience in:

Medicare Coverage, Payment, and Patient Access

Our team has provided legislative and political strategy to clients on an extensive set of Medicare policies, including:

  • Medicare coverage and reimbursement for innovative and life-saving technologies, treatments, and services
  • Beneficiary and provider appeals and audit reforms
  • Provider payment reforms and reimbursement adequacy
  • Care coordination and delivery system modernization
  • Telehealth
  • Electronic health records
  • Quality improvement and conditions of participation for providers.

We have handled Medicare issues addressed in the:

  • Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Medicare Modernization Act
  • Numerous budget reconciliation packages, among other legislative vehicles.

Medicaid, CHIP, and Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

Our team members have worked on legislative and political strategy for initiatives including:

  • CHIP administrative flexibility
  • Evidence-based health programs for families
  • Medicaid reimbursement policies.

Health Care Access

The Health Care Team has expertise in legislative strategy development, including:

  • Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Health care reform proposals
  • Provider network adequacy; patient access to health care treatments including prescription drugs, biologicals, medical devices, and vision and dental services
  • Consumer-directed health care programs
  • Targeted issues affecting individuals with diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and chronic or rare conditions.