863. Health Care Delivery Reforms: An Update on CMS Initiatives
Session: Symposium: Improving HIV Care: Access, Reform, and the National AIDS Strategy
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 11:15 AM
Room: 104ABC


Tim Westmoreland, JD, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Tim Westmoreland is from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He went to college at Duke and law school at Yale. He spent the first 15 years of his career (1979-1995) at the same desk, working for the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the House, under the chairmanship of Congressman Henry Waxman. In that job, he staffed hearings and legislation on public health, reproductive health, biomedical research, biomedical ethics, and health regulation. From 1995 to 1999, he was a senior policy fellow at the Georgetown Law Center, teaching in the clinical program on federal legislation. During that same period, he served as a counsel to the Koop-Kessler Advisory Committee on Tobacco Policy and Public Health, as a senior advisor on HIV/AIDS to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and as a lobbyist for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. From 1999 until noon on January 20, 2001, he was the Director of the Medicaid program at HCFA. During that time, he worked on such issues as TANF Delink, enrollment simplification, Medicaid managed care patientsí rights, Olmstead/ADA rights in Medicaid, and aggregated upper payment limits. He now ha visiting professor and senior scholar in health law at Georgetown University Law Center. In that capacity, he teaches about federal budget policy, about health law, and about legislation and statutory interpretation.



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