Robert Horne is a principal based in Washington, D.C. Robert advises complex health care alliances on health policy and provides federal advocacy and strategic consulting services to provider organizations, pharmaceutical and device companies, health IT vendors, consumer and patient organizations, and payers. Robert has extensive expertise in a range of health policy areas, including FDA regulatory policy, health care reform, health technology, and CMS and payment and delivery transformation.
Prior to joining Leavitt Partners, Robert was Senior Vice President for Horizon Governor Affairs where he managed individual client policy and strategic services and directed the Health IT Now Coalition, a broad-based, multi-sector group that supports incentives to deploy health information technology to improve quality, outcomes, and patient safety and to lower costs.
Robert also spent almost 10 years working on Capitol Hill as professional staff on the House Energy and Commerce Committee under Chairman Fred Upton and as senior health policy adviser to Congressman Phil Gingrey. During his tenure he helped author numerous laws affecting the Medicare program, FDA, and NIH, including the 2015 law that modernized the Physician Payment system under the Medicare program (known as MACRA), the 21st Century Cures Act, and the 2012 law creating incentives to spur antibiotic drug development.
Robert has a bachelor’s degree in English from The Ohio State University.