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Piper Su

McDermott + Consulting

Washington, DC, USA

Piper is an ac omplished legislative and policy strategist focusing on federal health care programs. With more than 15 years of experience in coverage, reimbursement and care delivery, Piper assists clients in developing and implementing regulatory and market strategies related to Medicare, Medicaid and private sector programs.

Most recently, Piper led the health policy division for a leading research and technology firm, offering an on-the-ground perspective on how providers and other stakeholders relate to key policy and market trends. She also has worked as a senior lawyer at large law firms in the field of health care law and policy, assisting providers, insurers, and drug and device manufacturers with formal legal advice as well as legislative and regulatory strategies for Congress, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Previously, Piper served in the US Senate as legislative counsel to Senator Ken Salazar. As his principal advisor for health-care-related activities on the Senate Finance Committee, she crafted numerous policy proposals that were subsequently enacted into law through the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007; the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008; and the Affordable Care Act.

Representative Experience

+ Assisted a multi-state Medicare Advantage plan in securing the removal of program sanctions levied by CMS by developing and implementing revised compliance programs to address regulatory concerns

+ Drafted a comment letter on behalf of dozens of kidney care providers and stakeholders in response to the Proposed Rule implementing Medicare bundled payment for end stage renal disease (ESRD) treatment

+ Partnered with a leading pharmaceutical company to secure federal legislative language enhancing product tracking requirements to enhance drug supply chain safety

+ Led an informal coalition of senior industry and state health officials in the development of bipartisan Medicaid program policy proposals aimed at ensuring quality and access improvements while protecting long-term program sustainability

+ Partnered with the National Economic Council to develop and manage a health-system-led task force focused on training and retaining skilled workers in emerging roles critical to achieving population health

Professional Affiliations

+ Member, District of Columbia Bar

+ Member, Policy Advisory Board, American Library Association


American University, J.D., 2003

University of North Carolina, B.A., 2000


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