Christian Springer

Policy Advisor - Washington, D.C.

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Christian Springer focuses primarily on statutory and regulatory issues involving the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as general health policy matters. He has broad experience working with a variety of stakeholders across the health care industry, including medical device companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health systems and national trade associations. Through his work, Christian has helped clients resolve complex coverage and reimbursement issues associated with pharmaceutical products and medical devices, as well as providing strategic advice on navigating health care reform and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Education:

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2016
  • University of Denver, B.A. in Economics, cum laude, 2012

Languages:

English, Spanish, French, Arabic

Representative Experience

  • Advising a Fortune 200 IT company on conflict of interest provisions relating to Medicaid managed care organizations and federal financial participation funding.
  • Drafting a legal memorandum for a national trade association detailing legal vulnerabilities to a potential CMS policy involving drug pricing in the Medicare Part D program.
  • Advising a pharmaceutical manufacturer on strategic reimbursement for biologics.
  • Summarizing and evaluating bio-pharmaceutical stakeholder positioning on the proposed Part B Drug Payment Demonstration.
  • Developing a legal argument, in response to a Request for Information, under Section 1557 of the ACA to inform CMS policy towards the Health Insurance Exchanges.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Christian was a Law Clerk for The Law Offices of Jason M. Healy, a health care regulatory firm representing acute long-term care hospitals and other specialty providers. Before that, he was a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Judge Laura A. Cordero of D.C. Superior Court, where he drafted orders adjudicating a range of civil cases.

Honors

  • Note Editor, Federal Circuit Bar Journal

Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
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  • District of Columbia