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Xavier Baker is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Health Care Group and is located in the Washington, D.C. office. He advises clients on health care insurance and managed care regulations, investigations, transactions, and litigation. He counsels national and regional health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, care coordination organizations, and other specialty health care service providers and trade associations on complex regulatory issues.

On April 27, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Maine Cmty. Health Options et al v. United States, ruling in favor of Maine and companion insurers in the long running Affordable Care Act §1342 “risk corridors” litigation, and confirming the government’s obligation to pay insurers approximately $13 billion for their work related

In a recent decision, the Court of Federal Claims rejected the Government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed under the Tucker Act seeking to recover “risk corridors” payments pursuant to §1342 of the Affordable Care Act. In Health Republic Insurance Co. v. U.S. (Jan. 10, 2017), the Court held that “HHS is required to make