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  • Indiana University - Bloomington, B.A. speech communications (1997)
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. health law (2004)

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  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia

Traci Vitek

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 Senior Policy Director Washington, D.C.
tvitek@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.508.8844
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Traci Vitek is a senior policy director in Crowell & Moring's Government Affairs and Health Care groups. Her practice focuses on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, FDA policies addressing drug and device development, Health IT oversight, and health care fraud. As a former Congressional Affairs Advisor to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service Office of Inspector General and Attorney Advisor to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Traci has more than a decade of experience in the federal health care government affairs arena. While at HHS, Traci advised senior officials on pending legislation affecting the mission of the HHS Office of Inspector General and assisted the agency in obtaining additional federal funding to effectively implement its mission. She also prepared position papers on legislative proposals (Medicare, Medicaid, and FDA reform) of importance to those entities. Additionally, Traci assisted the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee in passing the 21st Century Cures Act and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Prior to working for the federal government, Traci was a lobbyist for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, where she managed an effective drug shortage coalition while developing and implementing an effective pain medicine legislative and regulatory agenda. She also served as Assistant Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for the College of American Pathologists, where she lobbied Congress, CMS, and FDA on issues affecting laboratory developed tests and payment policies. Additionally, Traci was previously a government and regulatory affairs lawyer for Holland & Knight LLP; in that role, she represented health care clients before Congress and the state of Georgia, including legislation affecting Medicare and Medicaid device and pharmaceutical reimbursement, Telehealth/Health IT and laboratory developed test reform. From 2004 to 2005, Traci served as Legislative Counsel to Georgia State Senator Bill Hamrick where she assisted the Senator in drafting and passing medical liability reform legislation and staffing him on the Georgia State Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. Traci earned her B.A. in Speech Communications from Indiana University and her J.D. from Michigan State University.



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Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Georgia

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  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member


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Jul.07.2017 Crowell & Moring Expands Government Affairs Team with Arrival of Senior Policy Director Traci Vitek