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Caroline Brown
Caroline M. Brown
Washington +1 202 662 5219 cbrown@cov.com Download V-card

Caroline Brown's practice focuses on government-sponsored health care programs -- including Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and the Affordable Care Act -- with a special emphasis on how the different programs interrelate.  Resident in our Washington office, Ms. Brown is co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Industry Group, and chair of the Federal-State Programs practice.

Ms. Brown helps her clients navigate and comply with regulatory and statutory provisions that courts have described as “among the most completely impenetrable texts within human experience.” 

  • Successfully challenged CMS’s interpretation of Medicare DSH rules as applied to dual eligibles.
  • Successfully challenged CMS’s interpretation of the “free care” rule as applied to school-based health services.
  • Secured reversal of a CMS Medicaid state plan disapproval involving reimbursement for hospital-based rural health clinics.
  • Obtained increased Medicare GME payments for teaching hospital before the PRRB and in district court.
  • Successfully represented state health care program in appeal involving over $100 million in Medicaid payments to federally qualified health centers.

Pro Bono

  • Counsel to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty in litigation against the federal government concerning compliance with Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
  • Filed Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families and others in Jackson v. Birmingham Bd. of Education.
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Health Care