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Mike Lieberman

Mike Lieberman

Mike Lieberman is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Litigation, Health Care, and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups. He actively litigates complex civil and criminal matters in federal, state, and arbitral forums, with a particular focus on health care, fraud, the False Claims Act, and class actions. Mike represents a wide range of commercial and criminal clients, including managed care companies, health benefit plans, government contractors, transportation providers, and corporate and individual criminal defendants.

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Sequestration Extended to 2025 in Federal Budget Deal

Posted in Administrative Law, Litigation, Medicare
On November 2, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. As an offset for near-term increases in federal spending, the new law extends by one year – to 2025 – two-percent sequestration reductions in federal spending for mandatory federal programs including Medicare.  The end result is that Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) can expect… Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenges to Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate and Independent Payment Advisory Board

Posted in Health Care Reform & ACA, Litigation
On September 2, 2014, the Ninth Circuit, in the case of Coons and Novack v. Jacob L. Lew, et. al., rejected a constitutional appeal by an uninsured plaintiff and Arizona physician challenging two critical pieces of the Affordable Care Act: (1) the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which monitors Medicare spending (referred to by its… Continue Reading