Steven Stranne is a physician and lawyer with 20 years of experience in Washington, D.C., designing, implementing, and overseeing complex legislative and regulatory initiatives involving Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), numerous other federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Medicare Administrative Contractors.
He currently serves as policy counsel to several large nonprofit health care associations, and he represents numerous health care providers and manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices.
Steve helps clients develop and implement strategies to secure appropriate reimbursement, coding, and coverage policies for new and existing medical technologies and clinical services. He works on behalf of manufacturers and associations before the FDA. Steve also works with the boards and leadership of manufacturers, health care providers, and associations to assist with strategic planning amid the evolving regulatory and reimbursement landscape for health care services, drugs, and devices.
He provides unique experience in shaping public policy, including his work throughout the past decade as executive director of a health policy group affiliated with his previous law firm. He works to develop novel strategies for clients to achieve their objectives, combining his abilities to understand the health care sector and interpret and help shape clinical literature, legislation, and federal regulations.
Additionally, Steve often serves as the primary contact for health care clients on a range of advocacy and legal issues, including government relations, contracting, and compliance with the federal and state laws governing fraud, abuse, and waste. He is particularly effective in discussing and presenting complex substantive issues to policy makers, including clinical issues to medical professionals within the federal agencies and Medicare contractors.
His practice includes representing clients before the:
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Food and Drug Administration
- U.S. Congress
- Medicare carriers
- Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs, formerly the DMERCs)
- HCPCS Workgroup (for securing new and revised HCPCS codes)
- AMA CPT Panel (for securing new and revised CPT codes)
- Medicare's Pricing Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Contractor