After training as a nurse, Michael Draheim studied Health Care Management (M.Sc.) at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda and at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald. During his studies in Fulda, he completed training in quality management and auditor at the German Society for Quality Management (DGQ). From 2012 to 2014, he worked at the SRH University of Berlin in the third-party funded project on "Risk and Crisis Management in Hospitals". Since 2013 he is responsible for hospital financing and planning at the German Hospital Federation (Berlin). His work focuses on the DRG-System and the accounting of inpatient services, budget and fee negotiations as well as quality-adjusted remuneration (P4P). In addition to his work at the DKG, he has a lectureship for health policy at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda. In 2019 he founded the German Chinese Society for Health Care Management (DCG-Health).