MGMA Government Affairs Staff

 

 

 


Anders M. Gilberg

Anders M. Gilberg, MGA
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

Anders Gilberg is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs for the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). In leading MGMA’s advocacy efforts, he works tirelessly to create positive change for physician practices and assist MGMA’s members in meeting the challenges posed by today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment. Anders serves on MGMA’s executive leadership team and manages the Association’s office in Washington DC. With over twenty years of government and health policy experience, Anders is well known for his detailed understanding of federal health policy and its impact on physician group practices. Key to his success is his ability to translate complex legal and regulatory issues into a practical real world framework to find solutions to healthcare’s most challenging problems. 
 
Before rejoining MGMA in 2007, Anders served five years as Assistant Director of Federal Affairs for the American Medical Association (AMA). At the AMA he was responsible for representing the nation’s largest physician organization before the Administration and Congress on a wide range of policy issues. Prior to the AMA, Anders held several positions with MGMA Government Affairs and served on the professional staff of the Pennsylvania General Assembly as an analyst on its House Aging and Youth Committee.
 
Anders holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, and a master's degree in government administration from the Fels Center for Government at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.


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Rob Tennant

Robert M. Tennant, MA
Director, Health Information Technology Policy


Robert focuses on federal legislative and regulatory health information technology issues, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), electronic health records, electronic prescribing and ICD-10. He participates in numerous industry efforts, including:

  • Board of Directors of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
  • WEDI's Strategic National Implementation Process
  • Certification Commission for Health Information Technology EHR Expert Panel
  • American Health Information Community Consumer Empowerment Workgroup
  • National Uniform Claim Committee
  • e-Health Initiative's Policy Steering Committee
  • Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare CORE initiative
  • Healthcare Administrative Simplification Coalition (HASC)


Robert began his work with MGMA in June 1997.  He received his undergraduate degree from Carleton University and his master's degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Robert also attended the University of Maryland, College Park for Doctoral studies. Robert has also received the WEDI Distinguished Service Award and Leadership in Technology award.

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Jennifer McLaughlin

Jennifer McLaughlin, JD
Senior Associate Director, Government Affairs

Jennifer advocates for policies that assist physician group practices in succeeding in today’s increasingly regulated federal health care system, focusing on Medicare physician payment and quality issues. She represents MGMA in Washington, maintaining relationships with coalition groups and executive agencies, and frequently speaks on issues impacting MGMA members at national and state meetings. Jennifer helps to oversee the Association’s outreach to members, coordinating with her colleagues to educate members on pressing health policy issues, as well as translating member feedback into grassroots advocacy campaigns.

Jennifer started at MGMA in June 2013. Previously, she gained relevant experience at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Inova Health System. Jennifer earned her law degree from George Mason University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in psychology and English writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Suzanne Falk

Suzanne Falk, MPP
Associate Director, Government Affairs

As a member liaison for MGMA Government Affairs, Suzanne works closely with her D.C. colleagues to represent the medical group practice voice in Washington, converting member feedback into direct advocacy with policy makers. She coordinates Association grassroots efforts, frequently speaks at MGMA state and national meetings, and serves as an informational resource to MGMA members, helping to navigate complex details of new federal regulations and legislation. 

Prior to joining MGMA in 2012, Suzanne interned for a senior U.S. Congressman from Maryland in his district and Capitol Hill offices. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, where she specialized in healthcare and domestic economic policy, and graduated with honors from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's in government. 

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Mollie Gelburd

Mollie Gelburd, JD
Associate Director, Government Affairs

Mollie serves as a member liaison for MGMA Government Affairs and has broad expertise in the details of federal legislative and regulatory issues, and their impact on group practices. She coordinates Association grassroots efforts and is a frequent speaker at MGMA state and national meetings. Previously, she worked as an attorney advisor in the Office of Appellate Operations at the Social Security Administration, where she was responsible for advising on the legal and factual accuracy of disability determinations and drafting decisions on behalf of administrative appellate judges.  

Mollie earned a law degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Radford University.

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Drew Voytal

Drew Voytal, MPA
Government Affairs Analyst

As a Government Affairs Analyst, Drew provides data insights, program management and evaluation to the MGMA Government Affairs team. He works closely with each staff member to help policymakers in Washington D.C. understand the real-world impacts of federal healthcare policies and regulations on medical groups.  

Before joining MGMA, Drew worked as a Senior Education and Outreach Associate for the CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE), where he provided strategic communications and outreach programs for stakeholders.

Drew holds a Master of Public Administration with a Healthcare Administration focus and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, both from Western Michigan University.

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