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Megan F. Beaver


Megan F. Beaver is a counsel at Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office, where she is a member of the firm’s Health Care Group.

Megan’s practice is focused on representing health plans and health insurance companies in both litigation and regulatory matters. Megan has represented health care payors before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitral forums, with a particular focus on commercial health care disputes, including payor/provider contract disputes and out-of-network payment disputes. Megan has also advised health plans on regulatory compliance matters, including compliance with the Knox-Keene Act, Affordable Care Act, and California’s Medi-Cal program requirements. Her compliance practice ranges from licensing filings to regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Megan served as senior corporate counsel at Centene Corporation, where she advised plan leadership on wide ranging California legal and regulatory issues pertaining to Centene’s California managed care business, including Medi-Cal Managed Care. She was responsible for all aspects of health plan license filings with the Department of Managed Health Care. Megan started her career at a law firm in Sacramento, where her practice focused solely on representing health plans in civil litigation and administrative law proceedings.


  • University of California, Davis, B.A. (2005)
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D. (2013) Honor title


Admitted to practice: California

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

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  • Defended California health care service plan in arbitration regarding payment of out-of-network services.
  • Represented Medi-Cal County Organized Health System in State Fair Hearings before the California Department of Social Services.
  • Represented Medi-Cal Managed Care plan in the California Superior Court on a Writ of Mandate related to the denial of Medi-Cal benefits.
  • Defended California health care services plan in arbitration with a health care provider over application of contractual language related to claims editing and payment.
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Firm News / Announcement
"Medi-Cal Managed Care and Its Path Forward: Re-Procurement, Cal-AIM, and Behavioral Health," Practising Law Institute (September 16, 2021). Speakers: Gary Baldwin and Megan Beaver.
"Medicaid Managed Care Organizations and the Social Determinants of Health," Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2021: Health Care in the Biden Era (February 25, 2021). Presenters: Gary Baldwin, Brian McGovern, and Megan Beaver.

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