The healthcare team at Blank Rome Government Relations has decades of experience in a wide range of healthcare policy development, advocacy and implementation. We have represented all aspects of the healthcare sector including providers, device manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, long term care facilities, consumer healthcare products, insurance companies and business groups seeking to improve their ability to provide benefits.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Affordable Care Act policy
- Health care payment methodologies including Medicare and Medicaid
- Pharmaceutical coverage and policies
- Quality measurement and improvement
- Employer benefits design and compliance
- Health Information Technology
While specializing in policy development and legislative advocacy before Congress, the Blank Rome team has represented clients before the White House and Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, National Quality Forum, and the Public Health Service.
Drawing upon the expertise of Blank Rome's robust intellectual property and technology practice, we also provide clients with complete health information technology representation. We monitor federal and state privacy statutory and regulatory developments, as well as codes of conduct and other industry initiatives. We also assist our clients with the development of legislative and regulatory strategies to ensure the correct balance is struck between protecting information and promoting e-health to improve the care of patients. In addition to our know-how in medical information privacy, we are well versed in other related policy areas, including Gramm-Leach-Bliley, the European Union Privacy Directive, internet privacy issues, and initiatives to improve health care information technology.