Suite 1100 - East Tower
Washington, District Of Columbia 20005
Gail is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of health care regulatory law. She provides legal, regulatory, and legislative counsel to a variety of professional associations as well as device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. She has successfully helped clients with reimbursement issues (coding, coverage, and payment) for new and established medical technology. Specifically, Gail has assisted clients with Medicare coverage issues, working directly with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Coverage and Analysis Group as well as local Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and ALJs. She also handles issues related to ICD-9/10, CPT, and HCPCS coding and payment for new medical technologies. She has worked with device manufacturers and specialty societies to obtain codes for drugs, new technology, and services. Gail has also successfully restructured and created new DRGs and APCs to improve Medicare payment for procedures.
|Areas of Practice||1) Health Care, 2) Health Care Transactions, 3) Health Care Reimbursement: Coverage, 4) Coding and Payment, 5) Health Care Regulatory and Legislative Support, 6) Life Sciences Reimbursement: Coverage, 7) Coding and Payment and 8) Life Sciences Health Industry Group|
|Law School||American University Washington College of Law, 1999, J.D.|
|Education||Northwestern University, 1990, B.S.|
|Bar Member / Association||District of Columbia Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Reed Smith LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Ms. Shander advises public and private company clients as well as private equity funds, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions.