Bruce Merlin Fried is a partner in Dentons' Health Care practice; a former national chair of Dentons' Health Care group; and a leader of Dentons' global Health Care practice. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, The Legal 500 and ExpertGuides as one of the leading health care lawyers in the US. Mr. Fried, a health care law and policy authority, counsels and represents health plans, physician organizations, hospital groups, consumer organizations, health care information technology companies, pharmaceutical and biotech companies and other health care organizations with regard to federal health care programs and policies. He is often called on to offer strategic business advice to corporate executives.
Bruce has more than 30 years of experience in health care law and policy, both in the public and private sectors. He served as director of the Center for Health Plans and Providers at the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA; now the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), where he was responsible for policy and operations for the Medicare program. Prior to that, Bruce was director of HCFA's Office of Managed Care where he managed the rapid growth of the Medicare managed care program.
He has served on the boards of many health care organizations, including publicly traded, privately held and nonprofit entities.