CLIFFORD ROTH joined the Center for Medicare Advocacy as a staff attorney in June 2019. Mr. Roth came to the Center with prior experience as a Medicare regulatory advisor for two county organized health systems (COHS) in California, each offering Medicare Advantage plans for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. More recently, Mr. Roth was Director of Medicare Operations at Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County (L.A. Care), one of the country’s largest Medicaid managed care organizations. Prior to working at L.A. Care, Mr. Roth was the Medicare Regulatory Manager at Orange County Health Authority (CalOptima).
For several years, Mr. Roth performed annual updates on the Medicare chapter in California’s Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) publication California Elder Law, Resources, Benefits, and Planning.
Mr. Roth began his career in Medicare as a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor. He specialized as an advocate for people 64 and under who qualified for Medicare due to disability.
Mr. Roth has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut where he taught a course in Ethical Issues in Healthcare and at California State University – Fullerton where he taught Critical Thinking.
Mr. Roth is an attorney licensed in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College, Master’s degree from State University New York – Environmental Science and Forestry, and Juris Doctor from Thomas Cooley Law School. His law practice is limited to federal Medicare law; he is admitted in New York only.