Barbara Eyman
Barbara Eyman has been representing a diverse set of clients on health care law and policy matters since 1991. Her practice focuses on Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the development and implementation of a wide variety of programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including Health Benefits Exchanges. She has served as Washington Counsel for America’s Essential Hospitals throughout her career, providing her with deep insight into a range of health care policies and extensive experience with the policy-making process. She has a long and successful track record in assisting provider clients in developing Medicaid funding programs, including disproportionate share hospital (DSH) and upper payment limit (UPL) programs, graduate medical education (GME) payments, waiver-based payment mechanisms, supplemental physician payments and similar payment streams. She has worked closely with provider clients and state Medicaid agencies, and interacts regularly with relevant officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Barbara also regularly advises clients on Medicare reimbursement issues, including Medicare DSH and GME payments, and Federally Qualified Health Center status. Barbara has advocated on behalf of trade association clients before Congress and federal agencies, and has developed legislation, regulations and other policy proposals and positions to achieve association advocacy goals. She has leveraged her involvement in the policymaking process to enhance her counsel to clients on strategic, compliance, business and reimbursement matters.

Barbara founded Eyman Associates in November 2011, after resigning a partnership with Ropes & Gray, LLP. Prior to law school, Barbara was a health care legislative assistant for then-Representative Leon E. Panetta.


  • JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1990; Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • BA, summa cum laude, Middlebury College, 1982


  • Honorable Ruth I. Abrams, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • Massachusetts, 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2012)
  • Super Lawyers (2013-2015)


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