Christopher C. Carey specializes in Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance and health information technology policy at both the legislative and regulatory levels.
Practice & Background
Mr. Carey has spent the last decade advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies on reimbursement, health reform and general health policy matters, with a particular emphasis on Medicare reimbursement matters.
Mr. Carey has worked closely with life science companies and trade associations to obtain appropriate coding, payment and coverage policies for new technologies under Medicare, and has helped them navigate the implementation of major new legislative initiatives emerging from Congress, including the Affordable Care Act, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, and Medicare Modernization Act. In this capacity he has represented companies and professional societies before Congress and various federal agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Carey worked on Capitol Hill for nearly a decade, first on the legislative staffs of Rep. Cliff Stearns and Rep. Porter Goss, then as a member of the professional staffs of the Education and Workforce and the Ways and Means committees. While working in the House of Representatives he worked on a variety of health legislation, including the Health Security Act of 1993, the Patient Protection Act of 1998, the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999, and Medicare Rx 2000 Act.