Steven K. Stranne is a physician and lawyer with over 18 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), 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 non-profit health care associations, and he represents numerous health care providers and manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices.
Dr. Stranne helps clients to develop and implement strategies to secure appropriate reimbursement, coding and coverage policies for new and existing medical technologies and clinical services. He also works with the boards and leadership of manufacturers, health care providers and associations to assist with strategic planning in the context of the evolving regulatory and reimbursement landscape for health care services, drugs and devices.
Dr. Stranne provides unique experience in shaping public policy, including his work over 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 ability to understand the health care sector and to interpret and help shape the relevant clinical literature, legislation and federal regulations.
Additionally, Dr. Stranne often serves as the primary point-of-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.
Dr. Stranne's practice includes the representation of clients before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Congress, Medicare carriers, the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs, formerly the DMERCs), the HCPCS Workgroup (for securing new and revised HCPCS codes) and the Pricing Data Analysis and Coding Contractor (PDAC, formerly the SADMERC).