Michael specializes in healthcare reform, policy implementation, and government relations and advocacy, focusing his work in the following areas: Medicaid optimization, state healthcare policy, federal healthcare reform, and helping clients navigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In his recent role as director of Wisconsin’s Medicaid program, Michael led the agency responsible for healthcare coverage and services for 1.1 million Medicaid members and an annual operating budget exceeding $9.6 billion.
Michael’s Expertise: Healthcare Reform, Medicaid, Medicare, Government Relations, and Public Policy
Prior to that position, he served as state budget director for Wisconsin, overseeing the preparation of the state’s $76 billion biennial budget and the financial management of the state government. He previously worked in government affairs as vice president of Dean Clinic and SSM Health of Wisconsin. Throughout his professional career, Michael has gained significant experience in speaking to media outlets and to the public in various capacities. Michael began his career as an executive policy and budget analyst for the state of Wisconsin, before serving as a policy advisor for the Wisconsin State Assembly Office of the Majority Leader.
ADDITIONAL KEY EXPERIENCE
- Former State Budget Director, State of Wisconsin
- Former Vice President, Dean Clinic and SSM Health of Wisconsin
- Former Policy Advisor, Wisconsin State Assembly Office of the Majority Leader
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