James G. Scott

President & CEO

Scott_Jim_WEBJames G. Scott, President & CEO of Applied Policy, founded the company to apply his in-depth and insider knowledge of federal health policy to help health care providers and companies succeed.  As a member of the Washington, D.C. health policy community for over a dozen years, he has gained valuable experience and contacts in both the government and private industry.

Immediately prior to founding Applied Policy, Mr. Scott was charged with obtaining optimal Medicare coding, coverage and payment for all pharmaceutical products manufactured by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.  While at Roche, he also worked to resolve Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues at the federal level and served as the company’s principal point of contact with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Mr. Scott served as the Senior Legislative Advisor at CMS, advising the CMS Administrator on congressional intent in implementing the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and engaging Members of Congress in the implementation of the Act.  Mr. Scott received agency-wide awards in 2005 for his work with Congress on the successful implementation of the new Medicare prescription drug benefit and for his work with congressional appropriators on the Fiscal Year 2006 President’s Budget request.

Prior to his service with CMS, Mr. Scott was an Assistant Counsel with the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. Senate, where he was a principal drafter of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 and other Medicare legislation.  Mr. Scott and his work were recognized through the unanimous passage of a Senate Resolution and in numerous statements by Senators and Representatives printed in the Congressional Record.

Mr. Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and received his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Scott serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Aging Research, founded the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria.