Overview


Katie is an experienced government relations strategist who helps clients navigate the complex issues surrounding Medicare, Medicaid and the healthcare marketplace.

Katie works with clients to represent their needs before the US Congress and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agencies by relying on extensive experience as a policy advisor on the Medicaid and Medicare programs, as well as the 340B program and other aspects of the Public Health Service Act. She anticipates the effects of state and federal policymaking on issues impacting their businesses and crafts proactive and comprehensive legislative strategies.

Katie served as a senior analyst at the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), where she developed policy recommendations and conducted legislative analyses related to Medicare and Medicaid issues in support of Congress and HHS. At MACPAC, Katie regularly interpreted and analyzed large data sets for reports.

Prior to her work with MACPAC, Katie served in Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) office as a health policy fellow where she conducted research and analyses on health policy options. She also worked at the George Washington University, where she led the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education evaluation.

Education


George Washington University, M.P.H.

Boston University, B.S.

Representative Experience


  • Led responses to congressional inquiries and preparation efforts for congressional testimony
  • Led several federal strategic planning efforts focusing on developing federal advocacy efforts, issue priorities and policy analysis
  • Led efforts on building and maintaining relationship with members and staff to increase profiles and presence on Capitol Hill
  • Led evaluations of the Financial Alignment Initiative and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program
  • Presented and serves as authoritative resource on related health policy, including Medicaid, Marketplace and Medicare policy

Insights and In the News


McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of April 19

McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 16, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of April 12

McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 9, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 2, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of March 29

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 26, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of March 22

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 19, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of March 15

2021 Legislative Calendar (Updated March 2021)

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Key Healthcare Provisions

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of March 8

Health Policy Breakroom Ep. 60 - The American Rescue Plan

McDermottPlus Check-Up: March 5, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of March 1

McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 26, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of February 22

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of February 16

McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 12, 2021

117th Congress: Leadership and Health Committee Membership

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 29, 2021

Health Policy Breakroom Ep. 56 - Surprise Billing in the Consolidated Appropriations Act

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 22, 2021

Surprise Billing in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Details and Analysis of Process

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of January 19

The First 100 Days: Biden's Healthcare Outlook

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 15, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of January 11

McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 8, 2021

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of January 4

Summary of Key Health Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 18, 2020

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of December 14

McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 11, 2020

Trump Executive Order Tracker

Drug Pricing – Trump Administration Announces Most-Favored Nation Drug Pricing Model

McDermottPlus Healthcare Preview: Week of December 7

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