Stephnie focuses her practice on health law matters, including regulatory compliance issues, fraud and abuse allegations, reimbursement issues, and investigations.
Prior to joining Mintz, Stephnie was an attorney advisor at the Office of General Counsel of the DC Department of Health Care Finance. Stephnie provided DC’s Medicaid agency with legal and compliance counsel and defended it in administrative proceedings, such as provider appeals of Medicaid payment suspensions based on allegations of fraud and pharmacy overpayment recoupments identified by state Medicaid audit. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stephnie helped to ensure the agency’s compliance with the CARES Act.
Earlier Stephnie was an associate at Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC, a DC-based collections firm that recovers third-party payer medical claims for hospitals and health systems. In that position, Stephanie reviewed providers’ claims and billing practices, presented strategies to ensure compliance with Medicare and Medicaid regulations and reduce payment denials, and drafted administrative appeals on behalf of providers.
While attending George Washington University School of Law, Stephnie was managing editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. She also served as a legal extern for the Departmental Appeals Board at the Department of Health and Human Services and clerked for two law firms in the Washington metropolitan area.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Stephnie A. John