January 17, 2021

Volume XI, Number 17

Michael S. Adelberg

Mike Adelberg is the leader of Faegre Drinker Consulting’s health care strategy practice. He brings unique insights into the processes, policies and people driving the major government health care programs—Medicare, Medicaid and “Obamacare” (the Affordable Care Act)—that provide health care to nearly half of all Americans.

Government Agency Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker 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 ACA policy and implementing critical ACA operations in multiple areas. 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 reviewing applications and award of Medicare Advantage contracts and led monitoring of Medicare Advantage health plans. He also oversaw CMS’s Special Needs Plans and Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Mike served as the associate regional administrator for Medicare operations (Chicago Region). Mike also led CMS’s local education and assistance initiatives, and served on the leadership team that prepared the agency for Medicare Part D.

Private Sector Experience

Mike served as vice president of product development and then vice president for government affairs with the Universal American Corporation — a medium-sized health insurer that offered Medicare Advantage, managed Medicaid, Part D, Medigap and indemnity insurance products. 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.

Personal Interests

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 Drinker Consulting, and does not act as a lawyer for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Drinker Consulting practice.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael S. Adelberg