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.
Tom Scully, senior counsel in the firm’s Legislative & Public Policy Group, was interviewed by C-SPAN on the Medicare program's 48th anniversary, where he responded to questions and comments regarding Medicare’s current state, future and challenges.
July 30, 2013
In the Press
Twenty-one Alston & Bird practices have been listed in the 2013 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. These include Antitrust; Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Capital Markets: REITs; Construction; Corporate/M&A; Energy; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Environment; ERISA Litigation; Government: Government Relations; Health Care; Immigration; Intellectual Property; International Trade; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial, including White-Collar and Securities Litigation; Outsourcing; Privacy & Data Security; Real Estate; Tax.
May 24, 2013
In the Press
Tom Scully will be featured on The Big Fix, a program on WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C. airing at 4 p.m. this Saturday, January 12.
January 7, 2013
In the Press
- 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