Amanda Cassidy focuses on healthcare regulatory and legislative issues involving Medicare coverage, coding and reimbursement for providers and suppliers of Medicare items and services under Parts A and B, as well as matters related to healthcare quality and reporting requirements. Ms. Cassidy regularly interacts with representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on these matters.
Before joining the Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory practice, Ms. Cassidy maintained a health policy consulting practice that included working on Medicare payment and coverage issues for drug manufacturers and the National Health Policy Forum and writing numerous policy briefs for the journal Health Affairs.
Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Ms. Cassidy was a senior legislative analyst in the CMS' Office of Legislation, where she primarily focused on legislative, regulatory, and policy analysis covering issues under the Medicare Part B benefit. Such issues included payment policy, coverage and regulatory guidance for outpatient hospital departments, end stage renal disease facilities, durable medical equipment suppliers, ambulatory surgical centers and outpatient therapy providers. Her experience at CMS also included serving as part of the management team for the Center for Medicare Management, the arm of the agency that coordinates fee-for-service Medicare. Before joining CMS, Ms. Cassidy was an analyst with a social science research firm.
- M.P.P., College of William & Mary, 1998
- B.A., University of Virginia
- *Not admitted to the practice of law