Professionals

Eric Zimmerman

Principal


Education

George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1997

George Washington University, M.B.A., 1993 

Emory University, B.A., 1989

The McDermott Building
500 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
T +1 202 204 1457   F +1 202 379 1490
Eric Zimmerman

Eric is a recognized Medicare law and policy authority and registered lobbyist who helps clients navigate federal legislative and regulatory processes related to Medicare coverage, coding, reimbursement and compliance.  Eric represents some of the country’s largest and most renowned health service providers, product manufacturers and trade associations before Congress, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal agencies.

Representative Experience

  • Lead Washington representative for CHE/Trinity Health, the nation’s second largest Catholic health system.
  • Lead Washington representative for the Medicare-dependent Rural Hospital Coalition, a collaboration of 30 hospitals with MDH status dedicated to protecting and enhancing the benefits attendant that status.
  • Lead Washington representative for Hospital Sisters Health System, a fully integrated health system with 13 hospitals located throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • Lead Washington representative for the Rural Referral Center/Sole Community Hospital Coalition, a collaboration of 80 hospitals with RRC or SCH status dedicated to protecting and enhancing the benefits attendant those designations.
  • Lead Washington representative for the Diabetes Access to Care Coalition, a lobbying collaboration among the major global manufacturers of diabetes testing equipment and supplies. 
  • Washington representative of the Coalition for 21st Century Medicine, a collaborative effort among developers of and stakeholders interested in advanced laboratory diagnostics.
  • Lead Washington representative for Allegiance Health, a health system serving residents of South Central Michigan.

Publications

“CMS Take Steps to Modernize Clinical Lab Policies,” McDermott Will & Emery LLP On the Subject, Paul Radensky, M.D., John Warren and Eric Zimmerman, February 11, 2014.

“Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Releases Updated List of Rural Counties and Census Tracts,”

+Insights

  • March 26, 2014
    ‘Doc Fix’ Bill Elicits Grumbling, But Swift Passage Likely
    Eric Zimmerman said it was significant that Congress is poised to approve a one-year patch to Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician payments, because it extends beyond November's elections and could lead to a shakeup among the key players on the issue...
The McDermott Building
500 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
T +1 202 756 8148
F +1 202 379 1490

Education

George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1997

George Washington University, M.B.A., 1993 

Emory University, B.A., 1989