Esther R. Scherb

Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Esther R. Scherb

Esther R. Scherb

Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

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.

Dr. Scherb assists providers, medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, private equity firms, investment bankers and other industry groups in various matters, including development and implementation of comprehensive reimbursement strategies for new and existing technologies; reimbursement and compliance counseling; advocacy with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Administration Contractors and third-party payors on coverage, coding, payment, enrollment and certification policies; representation in administrative and federal court litigation stemming from government audits and payment disputes; analysis and interpretation of regulatory risks and implications for investment, corporate mergers, acquisitions and affiliations; and compliance with government drug pricing programs, including pricing methodologies and reporting.

Dr. Scherb served with the HHS Office of the General Counsel. She represented the Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS) in all phases of litigation involving hospitals, clinics, physicians and other medical providers, and counseled the agency on Medicare policies, rulings and guidelines. She also represented HHS in a number of Medicare and Medicaid investigations and appeals.

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 Employment

* 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

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Co-Chair, Health Care Industry at Covington & Burling LLP

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Esther R. Scherb
Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
Career History
Of Counsel
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Prior - 2015

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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