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WASHINGTON, June 2 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Crowell & …

WASHINGTON, June 2 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Lisa Meengs Joldersma has joined the firm’s Health Care Group as counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. Joldersma, a former Crowell & Moring
associate, returns to the firm after serving in the Office of Legislation for
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services and as senior policy consultant for
the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).

Working with a number of Crowell & Moring clients, which include national
health insurers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans as well as health care
providers, Joldersma will focus her practice on regulatory, transactional and
legislative matters affecting the health care industry. A primary focus of
her practice in the near term will be to counsel health plans preparing to
enter the new Medicare Part D world, along with health plans developing new or
expanded Medicare Advantage products.

“At CMS, Lisa had the opportunity to help develop key legislation
concerning Part D prescription drug benefits, and now she’ll have the
opportunity to work with our clients as they adapt to these complex new laws.
Our clients require Lisa’s sort of in-depth knowledge as they develop their
business plans and work to meet compliance standards,” said John T. Brennan,
chair of Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group.

As a senior policy consultant for BCBSA, Joldersma offered strategic and
policy guidance on several Medicare reform issues, including Part D, Medicare
Advantage, employer subsidies and Medigap. Joldersma was also the primary
Medicaid policy analyst for BCBSA, and assisted with funding and transition
issues facing Medicare Administrative Contractors.

“Lisa will provide Crowell & Moring clients with legal insight that comes
from both her legislative work with CMS and in-house experience with the Blue
Cross and Blue Shield Association. She knows where the law is going, and she
knows the client’s perspective,” said Crowell & Moring partner Arthur N.
Lerner, who is also chair of the antitrust practice group of the American
Health Lawyers Association.

Crowell & Moring LLP’s Health Care Group provides a full range of legal
services to health care clients nationwide. From individual providers to
hospitals, academic medical centers, insurers, managed care companies,
pharmaceutical companies, and established and start-up biotech companies,
clients rely on Crowell & Moring’s expertise and interdisciplinary approach to
provide strategic solutions to the challenges of a dynamic industry.

Crowell & Moring is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys
practicing not only in health law but in litigation, antitrust, government
contracts, securities, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and
more than 40 other practice areas. Crowell & Moring’s extensive client work
ranges from representation on one of the world’s largest telecommunications
mergers to founding the nation’s leading victims of terrorism practice. Based
in Washington, D.C., the firm has offices in Brussels, California and London.
Visit Crowell & Moring online at http://www.crowell.com.

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