A partner with the firm, Susannah Vance Gopalan focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with almost 20 years of experience advising providers, associations, and government entities on Medicaid and Medicare payment, financing, and compliance issues.
Ms. Gopalan focuses particularly on advising associations on regulatory Medicare and Medicaid issues facing their provider members, and on guiding individual providers in resolving payment matters under federal programs. She has expertise in some of the more complex regulatory areas in federal health care law, including Medicare prospective payments systems, Medicare telehealth payment rules, Medicaid managed care regulations and Medicaid federal-state financing rules.
Ms. Gopalan began her legal career as a clerk for the Hon. John M. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She then practiced with a large Washington, DC law firm primarily in the areas of health care and federal-state programs. She has also served as a Medicare and Medicaid policy analyst for the federal Congressional Research Service.
Ms. Gopalan understands her clients’ reliance on federal funds demands far more than a narrow legal understanding of specific programs; effective counsel requires a comprehensive understanding of the policy framework on which Medicaid and federal grant programs are founded. She is driven to apply her experience with these programs to resolve the complex issues faced by her clients.