Julius W. Hobson, Jr., strives to meet client public policy goals and objectives based upon the client needs and capabilities. Julius has more than 45 years’ experience in public policy, working both inside and outside of government. He has a deep-rooted understanding and compassion about the public policy process — both legislative and administrative. He primarily serves health care clients with particular emphasis on physicians, hospitals, home health, and long-term care providers. 

Julius works with clients to develop strategic plans with achievable goals and objectives. Julius works to educate clients about the importance of the legislative ad regulatory processes as they impact client policy goals. He values the team concept in advocacy and has delivered results in a number of areas, including: 
 

  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Physician reimbursement
  • Physician training
  • Graduate medical education
  • Hospital reimbursement
  • Provider quality measures
  • Health reform
  • Durable medical equipment

Julius also advises and lobbies on a number of other issues, including appropriations, budget, education, immigration, municipal affairs, tax policy, and congressional oversight and investigations. 

Julius served over 13 years as lobbyist and Director, Division of Congressional Affairs, American Medical Association (AMA) where he managed the AMA’s interaction with the Congress. He previously served on the staff of Senator Charles Robb [D-VA] and the Committee on the Budget. While working in the Senate, he was responsible for appropriations, budget, financial services, taxes, and other economic issues. Julius previously served in the Executive Office of the District of Columbia Mayor where he was responsible for coordinating the city’s relations with the Congress and the Federal Executive Branch. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a subcommittee Staff Director and as Chief of Staff to a Member of the House. While serving in the House in 1985, Julius was the principal staff person responsible for preparing the Congressional Black Caucus alternative budget. He also handled Congressional and Federal Affairs for Howard University.

Julius previously served as Member, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation (governing board for the late D.C. General Hospital and the City’s public health clinics).  He also served a four-year term as an elected member of the D.C. Board of Education, during which he served a term as Vice President.

Currently, Julius is Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University, where, since 1994, he has taught Lobbying. He also teaches Legislative Writing and Research. Julius previously taught Advanced Strategy Lobbying, Fundamentals of Political Management, and Electoral and Legislative Processes.

  • Working on behalf of physicians facing a reduction in payments under the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), successfully advocated to prevent cuts ranging from as low as 5 percent to as has high as 27 percent.
  • Arranged a meeting with the appropriate personnel at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to explain the problem and to suggest appropriate solutions for a client who was concerned about rules implementing the law (the Physician Payment Sunshine Act requires pharmaceutical companies to report all gifts to physicians and other providers) and issues involving continuing medical education.
  • Succeeded in arranging appropriate meetings on Capitol Hill for the Mayor when Kansas City, Mo., sought to retain the Marine Corps data center in the city. Also arranged meetings with the General Services Administration to advocate for an extended lease.
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