Alston & Bird LLP
Clients depend on Mike's congressional and administration experience, serving as health policy counsel to the Senate Committee on Finance and in several roles in the Department of Health and Human Services, for representation on both legislative and regulatory matters. His direct work with policymakers enables him to meet the legislative and regulatory needs of his clients.
Michael served as health policy counsel to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, where he developed legislation on issues including Medicare Part A payment policy, health information technology, and program integrity. He also conducted congressional investigations on the federal government, health care providers, and insurers.
Michael also served as a policy coordinator in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary, as a project officer for Medicare payment demonstration programs at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and as a health research analyst at the Center for Studying Health System Change.
He focuses his practice on representing health care providers, insurers, and manufacturers before Congress and the Administration on a wide range of health care legislative and regulatory issues, including Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, fraud and abuse laws, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, and coronavirus-related laws such as the CARES Act. He also counsels clients in connection with congressional investigations.