Chad provides strategic advice to health plan, life sciences, and advocacy organizations on the complex legislative and regulatory policy environments at both the state and federal levels.
Chad has special expertise on coverage, benefit, and access strategies and works with his clients to develop innovative strategies to efficiently deliver effective and affordable care. Chad’s practice focuses on the commercial and Medicare markets and he co-leads Avalere’s digital health advisory services portfolio.
Prior to joining Avalere, Chad was regulatory counsel and manager of Policy and Strategy for Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange, Access Health CT. In this role, he provided legal counsel to exchange leadership and insurance plan executives around coverage design, strategic initiatives, federal and state insurance and Medicaid compliance, and healthcare related tax laws. Prior to that, Chad served as a health insurance specialist in the Exchange Policy Operations Group at the Centers for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight where he wrote Affordable Care Act (ACA) related regulations and advised exchanges and health plans on ACA implementation and issuer certification.
Chad has a JD with certifications in health law and business law from the University of Maryland School of Law and a BS in economics and mathematics and a BA in political science and policy studies from Syracuse University.