At Potomac Currents
Christopher is the President of Potomac Currents and manages
a wide array of health care issues -- working closely with Federal
agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,
the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Heart,
Lung and Blood Institute, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
His areas of expertise include: utilization and quality issues in
medical imaging; Medicare's physician and hospital outpatient department
payment systems; NRC regulation of radioactive material for medical
use; state trauma care system planning and development; and graduate
medical education funding. Christopher also directs Potomac Currents'
client advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill - consistently engaging
legislators and their staff on key congressional health care committees.
More often, he prefers developing and honing the advocacy skills
of the members of his client organizations - helping them help themselves
to build strong relationships with their elected representatives.
Before Potomac Currents
Christopher's legislative and lobbying experience spans three decades.
In that time, he served as a legislative aide to former New Jersey
Democratic Senator Bill Bradley where Christopher specialized in
health care, tax and education issues. In addition, he has spent
over 15 years directing the government affairs and health policy
efforts of three national physician specialty organizations, including
11 years at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), where Christopher
served as both the senior federal lobbyist and Manager of the ACS
State Affairs program.