Kathy Buto, MPA is Vice President for Health Policy, Government Affairs, at Johnson & Johnson. She has responsibility for providing policy analysis and developing positions on a wide range of issues, including the Medicare drug benefit, government reimbursement, coverage of new technologies, and regulatory requirements. In addition to reviewing how federal, state, and international government policies affect Johnson & Johnson products and customers, she is responsible for helping to identify areas of opportunity for J&J to take leadership in shaping health care policy.
Prior to joining J&J, Kathy was a senior health advisor at the Congressional Budget Office, helping to develop the cost models for the Medicare drug benefit. Before that, she spent more than 18 years in senior positions at the Health Care Financing Administration, including Deputy Director, Center for Health Plans and Providers, and Associate Administrator for Policy. In these positions, she headed the policy, reimbursement, and coverage functions for the agency, as well as managing Medicare’s fee-for-service and managed care operations
Ms. Buto received her Bachelor of Arts from Douglass College and her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.