Crowell & Moring makes two healthcare hires

"With the government's continued focus on healthcare reform, and a rapidly changing healthcare payment and delivery environment, Troy and Christine are well positioned to provide timely and insightful guidance to a broad range of our clients in the healthcare industry,” said John T. Brennan Jr., co-chair of the firm's healthcare practice, in a statement.

Barksy served as director of the CMS Division of the Technical Payment Policy, Chronic Care Policy Group. He brings an expertise on physician self referral regulations as well as new payment models and efforts against fraud, waste and abuse.

At Aetna, Clement worked as chief Medicare counsel, managing projects related to the company's acquisition of Coventry Health Care. She will focus on Medicare Advantage, Medicare Party D, Medicaid managed care and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program at Crowell & Moring.

The firm has added 13 healthcare-focused partners in the last two years between its D.C. and California offices.