Stephanie A. Webster
Stephanie Webster represents many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems as well as other health care clients in cutting-edge administrative and federal court litigation contesting adverse government agency action. Clients across the health care industry turn to Stephanie for her strategic advice and guidance on complex payment and compliance issues, and challenging high-impact Medicare reimbursement rules and decisions. Recently, she has also provided critical guidance around issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including helping clients navigate ongoing developments in federal funding and reimbursement.
Stephanie draws on her experience in both private practice and government service to assist clients on matters challenging agency action in Medicare, Medicaid and other federal agency programs under the Administrative Procedure Act and similar statutory provisions.
Stephanie led a team to victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case invalidating substantive changes in Medicare disproportionate share hospital payment policy without proper notice and comment under the unique procedural requirements of the Medicare statute (Allina Health Services v. Sebelius). She also spent several years as an attorney for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Division of the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Stephanie has been repeatedly recognized as a leading health care lawyer by Law360, Chambers USA and Nightingale’s Healthcare News, and twice as a litigation “trailblazer” by the National Law Journal.