Chris Emper, JD, MBA, is President of Emper Healthcare Advisors, a government affairs and healthcare consulting firm in Washington, D.C. that specializes in helping physicians and technology companies successfully navigate complex regulations and new value-based reimbursement models. Prior to forming Emper Healthcare Advisors in 2016, Chris was Vice President of Government Affairs at NextGen Healthcare and Chair of the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) Public Policy committee.
An expert in The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), Chris is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written or appeared in articles in publications such as Politico, Health Data Management, Accountable Care News, and Medical Economics. Chris also currently serves as Chair of the HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable, a leading coalition of health IT government affairs professionals.
Prior to joining NextGen Healthcare in 2013, Chris served as a Domestic Policy Advisor for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign, where he advised the campaign on policy issues including healthcare, technology, and innovation. He holds a law degree and an MBA from Villanova University and a BA from Boston College.