Melissa Bartlett, principal at Chamber Hill Strategies, has more than 20 years of legislative and regulatory health care policy expertise. During that time, she has represented the provider, insurance and pharmaceutical industries, as well as the federal government.
Prior to joining Chamber Hill Strategies, Melissa was Associate Vice President for Government Relations for Sanofi where she served as a federal lobbyist for Sanofi Genzyme, the specialty care drug division of Sanofi. Melissa previously served as Vice President for Government Relations and Representation for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest insurer overall. Melissa also represented health insurers through her regulatory work for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) as well as providers through her work as legislative counsel for the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).
Melissa’s public sector experience includes serving as Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce for Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) as the lead Medicare counsel in addition to working on a wide range of health policy issues within the Committee’s jurisdiction, including: Medicaid/CHIP, health reform, health insurance, mental health parity, health information technology, patient safety and quality initiatives and measurement, FDA, and Ryan White HIV/AIDS funding. She also managed oversight and investigation issues before the Committee, including oversight of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Before her work for the Energy and Commerce Committee, Melissa developed Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) strategies, policies and program improvements as a HIPAA Privacy Program Specialist for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and assisted with investigations to secure HIPAA compliance.
Melissa received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Franklin College, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.