Magnet Writing
Technical Writing
Government Affairs Support

For 25 years, I have been working in the Federal health care policy and regulatory arena.  I offer a wide range of health care policy knowledge with specific expertise in the areas of Medicare, rural health, the assessment and improvement of quality of care, long-term care and home health -- and in the broad topics of health care access, delivery and outcomes.  

As a health care technical writer, I specialize in transforming technical health care and medical information provided by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) into products that are clear, concise and usable for the intended end-users; and I ensure that these products meet any contractual, regulatory or corporate requirements for content and documentation.  

As part of a project or contract team, I am responsible for writing or editing all manner of deliverables including training materials, guidelines, manuals, reports or applications/proposals.  I bring to a team extensive writing, communication and organizational skills:

*  Coordinating input from stakeholders, SMEs or other reviewers/contributors
*  Following GPO or other established agency/organization style and format
*  Establishing new style, format and content presentation guidelines
*  Applying Federal Section 508 requirements and Plain Language guidelines
*  Managing conference call and real-time/online editing sessions
*  Tracking/coordinating document changes and identifying decision points
*  Establishing and maintaining version control
*  Adhering to internal and external deliverable timelines/deadlines

I have been the technical writer for federal contracts for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pertaining to:

*  Nursing Home Survey Regulation Interpretive Guidances (State Operations Manual)
      *  Quality Care at the End of Life
      *  Feeding Tubes
      *  Rights Regarding Treatment, Experimental Research and Advance Directives
*  Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) (operations manual)
*  The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) (marketing guidelines)
*  CMS-Approved Accrediting Organizations (CMS/OFM Annual Report to Congress)
*  Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) (education/training materials)