DLA Piper hires Krista Donahue Drobac as policy adviser in the Washington DC office

DLA Piper has announced that Krista Donahue Drobac has joined the firm’s government affairs practice and healthcare public policy and regulatory group as a policy adviser in the Washington DC office.

Drobac joins DLA Piper after serving in senior healthcare roles at both the state and federal levels. Most recently, she directed the health division at the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices. In that capacity, she advised governors, their staff and other state health officials on best practices in the areas of Medicaid, insurance marketplaces, delivery system reform, health information technology and public health programmes.

Prior to working at the NGA, Drobac served as a senior adviser at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, both within the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services. While there, she worked with officials at the White House, the US Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on a variety of coverage and financing issues.

Earlier in her career, Drobac was deputy director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, where she advanced quality and coverage initiatives, including the electronic exchange of health information and pay for performance in Illinois.