Steven Schnelle delivers business-focused legal solutions to investors and business operators in the US healthcare market. He is particularly focused on legal matters involving healthcare providers and suppliers, equipment and device manufacturers and suppliers, pharmacies, health tech and digital solutions providers, and market innovators. Steven regularly assists clients with matters involving government and commercial payor audits and investigations, administrative appeals and investment strategies for assets in dispute with government or commercial payors.
Clients turn to Steven for his deep knowledge and experience navigating complex reimbursement structures involving coding, coverage, and payment rules and guidance, particularly in matters involving reimbursement and regulatory frameworks for services furnished by physician clinics, hospitals, home health and hospice agencies, durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers, and independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs). He regularly represents clients before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its various contractors, including Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs), Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs).
Steven has extensive experience assisting clients in leveraging the Medicare administrative appeals process to reverse adverse reimbursement determinations, regularly representing them in hearings before Medicare Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and escalating appeals to the Medicare Appeals Council. He has assisted clients in appealing extrapolated overpayments, systematic underpayments and consolidated appeals involving hundreds of individual claims.
In addition, Steven regularly advises private equity firms, investment banks, commercial lenders, and healthcare and life science companies on healthcare regulatory issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, securities filings and financing in the United States. He is particularly experienced in navigating the complexities of hospital and physician group mergers and acquisitions in New York State.
While in law school at Georgetown, Steven served as an editor of The Georgetown Law Journal.
- The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch in Health Care Law, 2021 to 2023
Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2014
New York University, BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with high honors, 2008