Julius W. Hobson, Jr., strives to meet client public policy goals and objectives based upon the client needs and capabilities. Julius has more than 40 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. 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 previously served over 13 years as lobbyist and Director of Congressional Affairs, American Medical Association.  Prior to joining the AMA, he served on the staff of Senator Charles Robb [D-VA] where he was responsible for budget, financial services, taxes, and economic issues.  Julius previously served as Congressional and Executive Branch liaison for the District of Columbia Government.  He was Chief of Staff to a Member of Congress and Staff Director of a House Subcommittee.  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.

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

  • 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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