Arnold & Porter welcome back attorney after 7-year tenure with CMS

Following a seven-year tenure as the CMS Director of the Division of Outpatient Care, Dr. John McInnes, has rejoined Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP as counsel in the firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory practice.


McInnes served in several roles at CMS, including management roles as the Director of the Division of Outpatient Care and Acting Director of Practitioner Services. Those divisions are responsible for the development of national hospital outpatient department, ambulatory surgery center, and physician service payment policies for Medicare. He recently served as a Medical Officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS, which was created under Section 3021 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148).

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Prior to his tenure at CMS, as an associate with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, McInnes focused his practice on Medicare regulatory matters and healthcare fraud and abuse defense. He will use the experience he gained at CMS regarding Medicare coverage, coding, and payment policy to bolster the firm’s healthcare department.