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Charles A. Miller is resident in our DC office and practices in the areas of Federal-State Programs, Health Care and Litigation, including Appellate and Supreme Court litigation.  Mr. Miller consults and represents state and local health and welfare agencies, consulting firms, health care providers and public educational institutions on all aspects of federal law and policies governing Medicaid and other federally-funded programs, such as Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Programs, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Child Support Enforcement, Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance, and SNAP (Food Stamps).

  • Develops and negotiates settlements with federal agencies on behalf of a number of states in Medicaid funding disputes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Represents various states in securing approval of Section 1115 demonstration project waivers from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to undertake major health care program reforms and to restructure financing of their provider reimbursement systems.
  • Represented a coalition of states in concert with the National Governors Association in negotiating the federal statute regulations applicable to Medicaid health-care related taxes and disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments.
  • Secured reversal of federal disallowances worth a billion dollars in federal Medicaid funds in administrative proceedings involving alleged impermissible provider taxes.  Prevailed on behalf of a large public university in a United States Supreme Court case confirming the university’s right to invoke sovereign immunity.

Pro Bono

  • Counsels civic organizations devoted to enhancing development and improving government operations in the District of Columbia.
  • Successfully secured judicial relief from discriminatory election laws in a southern state that led to substantially increased election of minority candidates to local government positions. 
  • Represented a coalition of citizens of the District of Columbia in litigation seeking to establish their constitutional right to participate in election of members of Congress. 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Active participant and leader in various committees and civic organizations committed to improving education, enhancing the arts and encouraging community development, including:
    • Federal City Council, General Counsel
    • Dumbarton Concerts, Inc., Chairman