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, 1993-1995; deputy assistant to the president and counselor to the director OMB, 1992-1993; and an associate director of OMB, 1989-1992. 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.
Alston & Bird has earned broad recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, the peer review directory of leading U.S. business lawyers.
May 20, 2015
The Senate left for recess before voting on the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014, leaving in limbo physician payment cuts of 21 percent that are scheduled to take effect April 1 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS). Proponents of the bill have proposed a two-week option to temporarily protect doctors from the cutbacks.
March 31, 2015
In the News
Tom Scully, senior counsel in the firm’s Legislative & Public Policy Group, appeared on C-SPAN discussing the Medicare and Medicaid Acts of 1965.
August 19, 2014
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Twenty-one Alston & Bird practices have been listed in the 2014 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. These include Antitrust; Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Construction; Corporate/M&A; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Energy; Environment; ERISA Litigation; Government: Government Relations; Healthcare; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Trade; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial, including White-Collar and Securities Litigation; Outsourcing; Privacy & Data Security; Real Estate; REITs; and Tax.
May 23, 2014
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- Board of Directors of Ardent Healthcare, Universal American, CareSpot, SHPS, Select Medical, Oxford Finance, Matrix and NaviHealth
- Board of Overseers of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
- Advisory Board of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library