Stephnie focuses her practice on advising clients across the health care industry on regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters. She serves as regulatory counsel to private equity firms and other investors in transactions involving a range of health care targets, including health care systems and other health care providers, PBMs, pharmacies, nurse staffing companies, and laboratories. She regularly advises pharmacies, PBMs, third party payors, digital health companies, value-based contracting entities, and care providers on regulatory matters. With her previous experience at a state Medicaid agency and the Medicare Appeals Council, she is able to strategically advise clients on regulatory and compliance issues relating to Medicare and Medicaid.
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, including 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, where she reviewed hospital and health care providers’ medical claims and billing practices, drafted administrative appeals on behalf of providers, and strategized with clients to ensure compliance with Medicare and Medicaid regulations and reduce payment denials.
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 Medicare Appeals Council, housed under the Departmental Appeals Board at the Department of Health and Human Services, and clerked for two law firms in the Washington metropolitan area.
Telehealth Update: DEA Extends Flexibility in Prescribing Controlled Substances via Telehealth Through 2024
October 24, 2023 | Blog | By Cassandra Paolillo, Stephnie John
August 8, 2023 | Blog | By Rachel Yount, David Gilboa, Stephnie John
The Supreme Court’s SuperValu Decision on the “Knowingly” Element in the False Claims Act: Protecting Against Liability When There is Regulatory Ambiguity
June 14, 2023 | Blog | By Laurence Freedman, Hope Foster, Stephnie John
October 5, 2022 | Blog | By Stephnie John
October 3, 2022 | Article | By Theresa Carnegie, Tara E. Dwyer, Xavier Hardy, Stephnie John, Bridgette Keller, Lauren Moldawer, Pat Ouellette, Hassan Shaikh
August 10, 2022 | Blog | By Bridgette Keller, Stephnie John
Medicaid Best Price 101: A Review of Medicaid Best Price Policy and New CMS Guidance on Medicaid Best Price Reporting for Value Based Purchasing Arrangements
April 26, 2022 | Blog | By Lauren Moldawer, Stephnie John
April 7, 2022 | Podcast | By Stephnie John, Bridgette Keller, Hassan Shaikh
Recognition & Awards
- Summer Public Interest Fellow, South Asian Bar Association (2015)
- Legal Counsel, Dil to Dil, a nonprofit organization dedicated to South Asian mental health advocacy
- Member, American Health Law Association