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Sheree Kanner led the firm's Health practice for many years and brings a wealth of experience to clients from her time serving as the general counsel for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where she was involved in almost every major legal issue facing the agency, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, coverage, fraud and abuse, and managed care.
Sheree's government experience enables her to advocate and litigate on behalf of clients that want a policy, regulation, or statute changed or need to respond to audit or enforcement findings. She understands how CMS operates and how to approach the agency and others in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Sheree has succeeded in getting CMS to change Medicare rules governing hospitals, issue guidance to states on coverage of products under Medicaid and change audit findings to allow a provider to remain in the Medicare program, as well as to recover millions of dollars in Medicare payments for clients.
Helped convince the Department of Justice to decline to intervene in a Medicare qui tam.
Got CMS to change the Medicare rules governing hospitals that are exempt from the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system.
Successfully sued to get a hospital designated as a Critical Access hospital.
Got a federal court to say that CMS had violated the APA by failing to provide adequate notice and opportunity for comment on a proposed rule.
- B.S., The State University of New York, Stony Brook University
- J.D., University of Michigan Law School
- District of Columbia
- District of Columbia Superior Court
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association