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David Cusano

Senior Research Fellow, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute


David L. Cusano joined the Center on Health Insurance Reform faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute as a Senior Research Fellow in July of 2013. Prior to joining Georgetown, Mr. Cusano was an attorney with Coventry Health Care, Inc., and served as chief legal counsel to seven health plans operating in 16 states on all matters related to their commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid business, and to Coventry corporate senior management on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Mr. Cusano also served as a health insurance specialist to the Office of Oversight, within the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In this role, he assisted states with interpreting and implementing the requirements under the ACA, and assisted with the drafting and publication of the federal rate review proposed regulation.

Mr. Cusano began his legal career as an associate at both Mintz Levin and Foley Hoag in Boston. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cusano practiced as a registered nurse, in both clinical and administrative capacities, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Mr. Cusano holds a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.