Michael S. Kolber is a healthcare partner at law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP. Mr. Kolber advises health insurers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, healthcare providers, state and federal agencies, and others on implementation of health coverage issues, especially the Affordable Care Act, Medicare managed care, and employee benefits. Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Kolber was an attorney in the in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services, where he worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Recent Posts by Michael Kolber

The Future Of Essential Health Benefits

The Essential Health Benefits requirement may be on the chopping block as the Administration and Congress seek to repeal and replace the ACA. An understanding of how the EHB rule did and did not change the pre-ACA status quo can help put concerns about EHB into context and inform the path forward.

How Consumers Might Game The 90-Day Grace Period And What Can Be Done About It

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals receiving a federal subsidy are entitled to a three-month premium nonpayment grace period. As long as such an individual has paid at least the first month’s premium of the year, in any subsequent month the individual has...

Reference Pricing And Network Adequacy Standards: Conflict Or Concord?

With benefit designs and enrollee cost-sharing increasingly standardized across health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the remaining levers plans have to differentiate themselves—and to control premiums—is the size of their provider networks. Regulators have been caught in a...