Gail is a partner at Reed Smith LLP and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group. She practices in the area of health care regulatory law, providing legal, regulatory, and legislative counsel to a variety of professional associations, as well as device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. She assists clients with developing comprehensive reimbursement strategies that focus on coding, coverage and payment for new and established medical technology. Publication strategies, clinical trial matters and pricing are also generally addressed in the development of a reimbursement strategy. Gail has assisted clients with Medicare coverage issues, working directly with CMS’s Coverage and Analysis Group, as well as local Medicare administrative contractors and administrative law judges. She also works with specialty societies and clients to obtain new ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS codes for new medical technologies and procedures. In conjunction with resolving payment issues, she has successfully restructured and created new DRGs and APCs to improve Medicare payment for procedures. She is recognized as an LMG Life Sciences Life Sciences Star in the “Regulatory: Healthcare” category.
Gail co-authored the “Reimbursement Issues” chapter of Reed Smith’s white paper, “3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles.”