Christine M. Clements, Partner Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2595
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Christine M. Clements is a partner in the firm's Health Care Group with 25 years of experience on managed care law issues. Christine focuses her practice on federal health care government contract programs, with particular focus on the Medicare Advantage Program, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Medicaid managed care, and the Medicare and Medicaid Financial Alignment Demonstration. Christine advises clients on the issues most important to them, including contract application requirements, rate development and bidding, medical loss ratio and other financial and reporting requirements, risk adjustment, sales and marketing, benefit design, employer/union group offerings, provider and vendor contracting and payment, audit, fraud and abuse, and compliance programs.

Christine counsels health plan and other clients on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security issues. She advises clients on permitted uses and disclosures under HIPAA and security breaches, negotiates business associate and limited data set agreements, and assists clients with other HIPAA compliance issues.

Prior to rejoining the firm in 2013, Christine served as chief Medicare counsel at Aetna Inc., where she was responsible for the company's Consumer Segment. As chief Medicare counsel, Christine was the lead attorney for the company's Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit businesses, Medicare Supplement products, and other retiree plans.

Christine has written and presented on the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit programs, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and the HIPAA Privacy Rule, among other topics. 

Christine received her B.A. in political science from George Washington University, and her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law. Christine is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and American Health Lawyers Association.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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