Government Agency Experience
Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, Mike held several senior positions within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including concurrently serving as the director of the Insurance Programs Group and the acting director of the Exchange Policy and Operations Group in the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). In these roles, Mike was responsible for establishing Affordable Care Act policy and implementing critical Affordable Care Act (ACA) operations in multiple areas, including health plan management, eligibility and enrollment, and health insurance exchange operations. While in CCIIO, Mike led a team of 125 staff and oversaw a $300 million annual operating budget.
Prior to that, Mike was the Director of Medicare Advantage Operations, where he supervised the annual cycle for review and award of Medicare Advantage contracts and led monitoring of Medicare Advantage contractors. He also served as the associate regional administrator for Medicare operations (Chicago Region) and the director of education and assistance programs.
Private Sector Experience
Mike served as vice president of public policy and government affairs with the Universal American Corporation — a medium-sized health insurer focusing primarily on the senior market. He was also a senior manager and senior advisor with international consultant BearingPoint (now part of Deloitte), where he co-led a successful health policy and program evaluation practice.
In his spare time, Mike is an author and historian. He has authored three novels, two non-fiction books, several scholarly journal articles or book chapters, more than sixty book reviews, and other publications.
Mike is a consulting professional within Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, and does not act as a lawyer for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting practice.