Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP
Tom Scully focuses his practice on health care regulatory and legislative matters. He is also a general partner with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm in New York. Mr. Scully was the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), from 2001 to 2004. CMS administers Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, and is the largest agency in the U.S. Government, spending more than $1 trillion for fiscal year 2012. At CMS, Mr. Scully had an instrumental role in designing and passing Medicare reform and Medicare Part D legislation and in making the vast agency more open and accountable to the public. He initiated the first public reporting and disclosure for comparative quality among hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and dialysis centers. Before joining CMS, Tom served as president and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals from 1995 to 2001. The FAH represents 1700 privately owned hospitals. Mr. Scully was a partner in Washington, D.C., with Patton Boggs, LLP, 1993-95; deputy assistant to the president and counselor to the director OMB, 1992-93; and an associate director of OMB, 1989-92. In 1988, Tom worked on the Bush for President campaign; with Akin Gump from 1985-1988; and with US Senator Slade Gorton (WA), 1980-1985.