On December 1, 2021, The Hill released their annual list of Top Lobbyists, including 2004 HPM graduate Kelly Lavin Delmore (HPM ’04). Ms. Delmore is a Principal in the Government Relations and Public Policy Practice at the health law firm, Hooper Lundy & Bookman, P.C., where she lobbies for an array of health care clients on a bi-partisan level. With close to two decades of experience on Capitol Hill, much of her work in the past year focused on hospital reimbursement, kidney care, health insurance, dental coverage, and biosimilar access. Before her time in Washington, DC, Ms. Delmore worked in hospital settings in Pittsburgh, where she focused on health information technology, cancer registry, and HIPAA implementation.
The Hill’s list recognizes those who stand out for delivering results for their clients in the halls of Congress and the Administration. Last year, noted as one of the busiest on record for Washington lobbyists, was performed almost 100 percent virtually due to COVID-19. When many important health policies were being debated in Congress, it took a new and different skill set to educate its members and their staff on positions that impacted health care sectors.