Former HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Returns to Lincoln Policy Group and its Law Affiliate Scully, Roskey & Missmar
October 2, 2019 – Washington D.C.
The Lincoln Policy Group is excited to welcome Colin Roskey back to the firm after a year in the Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “I have been blessed to work with Colin over the years. He has incredible experience and insight into our health care system from his many years on the Senate Finance Committee staff and from representing clients before Congress. Spending time at HHS will make him even more valuable to our team—and we are so excited to have him back,” said former Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).
Over the course of the last year, Colin has provided key regulatory and legislative advice to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation and the Office of HHS Secretary Alex Azar. As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oversight and Investigations, Colin employed his legal skills and extensive legislative experience to address multiple investigations of HHS and effectively represent the Secretary. In this role, Colin also served as a critical point of contact for the Secretary in all of the 2020 budget hearings across multiple appropriations and authorizing committees. Later, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mandatory Health, Colin oversaw a broad range of Medicare and Medicaid issues and served as the Department’s liaison to Congress for these critical programs.
His work included analysis, outreach and technical support on the Finance Committee’s Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019. He also worked with the HELP and House Committees on provisions to preserve network adequacy protections and limit “surprise billing.” He enjoyed a productive bipartisan relationship with Members and staff both on and off HHS’ authorizing committees in working to solve significant Medicare policy issues.
Colin frequently interacted with program and legislative colleagues from key HHS operating divisions, including the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the General Counsel, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and the Office of the Actuary.
“I am thrilled be coming home to the Lincoln Policy Group and Scully, Roskey and Missmar,” Colin said. “I am honored to have worked with my friends here for many years and I am excited to again help our clients find better solutions and drive better value in healthcare.”
Colin rejoins former CMS Administrator and White House health policy staffer Tom Scully, former Avalere analyst and policy lawyer Rudy Missmar, former Ways and Means Health Policy Director Dan Elling and former CMS Chronic Care Policy Group Chief Laurence Wilson at the Lincoln Policy Group. Along with Senator Lincoln and the team, LPG provides unparalleled experience and capabilities for health care entities looking to navigate all levels of the federal government.
“I have worked closely with Colin for more than two decades, and in the same firm for 14 of the last 15 years. We are proud of his public service but happy to have our friend back!” said Tom Scully. “Nobody knows health services better than Colin—and nobody has more respect from health policy folks of all political stripes.”