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Esther Scherb
Esther Scherb
Of Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5054 escherb@cov.com Download V-card

Esther Scherb’s practice focuses on healthcare and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  She counsels clients on reimbursement and compliance issues faced by the healthcare and life sciences industries.

  • Developed reimbursement strategies for numerous medical device manufacturers positioning their new technologies for market launch and for other stages of the life cycle.
  • Provided strategic analysis of reimbursement landscape and healthcare regulatory developments to market investors and underwriters.
  • Provided regulatory counseling to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers on Medicare and other third-party payor billing issues.
  • Assisted medical device and pharmaceutical companies with successful applications for new and revised billing codes.
  • Assisted medical device companies with obtaining Medicare coverage for new and existing technologies.
  • Assisted numerous Medicare providers suppliers, such as major academic centers, national device companies and pharmacies, with preparation of responses to audit requests from the Office of Inspector General and Medicare administrative contractors.
  • Successfully represented manufacturers and providers before administrative adjudicators, resulting in the substantial reductions of Medicare overpayment liability and reversals of claims and cost report denials.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Payment and Reimbursement Interest Group, former Vice-Chair
  • Dental Assisting National Board, former Chair of the Board of Directors

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Health Care Financing and Civil Rights Divisions, General Attorney
  • Office of Technology Development of the National Cancer Institute, Special Assistant