Mike Adelberg has 20 years of progressive experience with Medicare, Medicaid and the Health Insurance Exchanges that provide health care coverage to more than 100 million Americans. He is a thought leader in reforming the health care and health insurance oversight processes. Mike brings unique insights into the processes, policies and people behind the public programs that finance or subsidize health care coverage.
Before joining FaegreBD 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 setting policy and implementing critical Health Insurance Exchange operations in multiple areas, including plan management, eligibility and enrollment, the small-business health options program (SHOP), and the Co-Op loans. 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. His other senior roles at CMS included serving as the associate regional administrator for Medicare operations (Chicago Region) and the director of education and assistance programs.
Mike gained private sector experience while serving as vice president of public policy and government affairs with Universal American Corporation — a medium-sized health insurer focusing primarily on the senior market. Mike also was a senior manager and senior advisor with international consultant BearingPoint (now part of Deloitte) in McLean, Virginia, 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, seven scholarly journal articles or book chapters, and other publications.
Adjunct Instructor of History and English — Various Colleges, 1991-2000
Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. — Secretary’s Certificate for Distinguished Service (twice)
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland — Administrator’s Achievement Award (twice)
Council for Excellence in Government, Washington, D.C. — Fellow
Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C. — Presidential Management Fellow