Lauren Randall Buckley, Group Vice President of Health Policy and Reimbursement, has spent her career representing innovative healthcare technology companies before the Administration and Congress on cutting-edge federal regulatory, policy, and legislative issues. Her past experience as an attorney, policy advisor, and lobbyist, both in corporate and client-service settings, provide her a unique perspective for providing forward-thinking strategic advice and translating complex policy challenges into potential future opportunities.
Ms. Buckley’s practice at Kimbell & Associates focuses primarily on providing strategic advice on health policy and reimbursement matters, as well as representing clients before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other key policy stakeholders. She possesses extensive experience in assisting clients with navigating complex Medicare and Medicaid coverage, coding, and payment issues; engaging in payment and delivery innovation model development; participating in implementation of federal programs and policies through comment submissions; developing commercialization strategies; and building multi-faceted strategies to achieve client policy priorities.
Ms. Buckley has successfully represented companies in obtaining HCPCS, CPT, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, as well as Medicare Part B Transitional Pass-through Payment Status under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. She also has assisted companies in developing strategies for mitigating coverage challenges, as well as technical coding and payment policy issues.
Prior to joining Kimbell & Associates, Ms. Buckley led the U.S. federal health policy portfolio and served as a lobbyist for MedImmune, a biotechnology company that is now part of AstraZeneca. Before joining MedImmune, Ms. Buckley practiced law for many years in the Healthcare Regulatory practice group at Sidley Austin LLP. She began her career as an associate in the Washington, DC office of DLA Piper.
Ms. Buckley holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law at American University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University.