AHIP Announces Mark Hamelburg as Senior Vice President of Federal Programs

For Immediate Release
July 2, 2014

 CMS, Treasury Vet Hamelburg to Lead AHIP Regulatory Efforts Around Medicare Advantage 

WASHINGTON, DC - America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) today announced that Mark Hamelburg will join the organization as Senior Vice President of Federal Programs. Hamelburg has more than 20 years of private sector and government experience, including service as a senior official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and time at the Department of Treasury. In addition to his work in public service, he has more than a decade of experience in the private sector at law and consulting firms, focusing on a range of health policy issues. In his new role, Hamelburg will lead health plans' efforts to navigate the public policy challenges facing the popular Medicare Advantage program, which provides high-quality care to more than 15 million Americans. In addition to his work on Medicare Advantage, he will lead AHIP’s regulatory and policy agenda on Medicare Part D and Medicaid and oversee the policy development and regulatory analysis for all of the industry’s federal program participation.

"Mark's extensive experience and deep understanding of Medicare and Medicaid make him the perfect fit to take on the challenges facing our industry today," said AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni. "This is a critical time for Medicare Advantage and the millions of seniors who rely on it for quality care, and we could not ask for someone better to lead our team. We're thrilled to welcome him to AHIP."

Hamelburg comes to AHIP from the law firm Epstein Becker Green. He has previously served as the director of the Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D Analysis Group in the Office of Legislation at CMS. Before that, he was the director of the Employer Policy and Operations Group at CMS. Hamelburg has also served as attorney-advisor in the Office of Benefits Tax Counsel at the Treasury Department. In addition his government service, he has significant private sector experience, working with a range of stakeholders on issues related to the delivery and payment of health care.