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  • Education
    • J.D., Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2009, Order of the Coif
    • B.A., University of Virginia, 2004, Phi Beta Kappa
Sara is known among colleagues and firm clients as the person to turn to with challenging questions of first impression involving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Whether in the context of structuring arrangements prospectively or auditing compliance retrospectively, Sara advises healthcare providers and suppliers on coverage and billing issues as well as strategies to address alleged overpayments. Sara also counsels clients with respect to broader issues related to licensure and certification, particularly as they may intersect with overpayment risk. Sara works with primarily with hospitals, physician groups, clinical laboratories, medical device companies, and pharmacies. 
Sara has substantial experience in:
  • Counseling health care providers and suppliers to ensure compliance with complex Medicare and Medicaid billing and coverage rules.
  • Advising health care providers and suppliers in structuring internal compliance audits related to billing and coding, including evaluation and resolution of findings.
  • Representing hospitals and other provider types in connection with Medicare and Medicaid billing audits involving alleged overpayments.
  • Advocating on behalf of clients with respect to alleged overpayment and claims processing issues through correspondence with CMS, Medicare Administrative Contractors, state Medicaid agencies, and other third party payers.
  • Assisting with investigations and audits by federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies.
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