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Roma Sharma

Associate

rsharma@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2784
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Roma Sharma is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Health Care Group. Roma's practice includes counseling and representing health care providers, managed care organizations, and other health care entities in various regulatory and litigation matters. Roma primarily works with health care clients seeking to comply with regulations applicable to state and federal health care programs, health care anti-fraud and abuse laws, and licensing laws.

Recent representative engagements:

  • Drafting Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) participant agreements and related governance documents for Accountable Care Organizations.
  • Analyzing and providing legal risk assessment of Medicare billing compliance for a pathology laboratory corporation.
  • Defending Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in national and statewide class actions asserting antitrust claims.
  • Representing a physician practice in self-disclosures to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • Acquiring state insurance agency licenses on behalf of a large health care corporation.
  • Representing MedStar Health as an Interested Party in a Certificate of Need application.
  • Assisting a large managed care organization comply with state law provider, labor, and HIPAA requirements.

In addition, Roma has an active pro bono practice. She is currently working on an applicant case as part of the Clemency Project. Roma also volunteers for Crowell & Moring's tutoring program with the Thurgood Marshall Academy, a D.C. Charter school with a pre-law focus.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Roma interned with the Office of the General Counsel at the American Medical Association, the Health Care Bureau at the Illinois Office of the Attorney General, and the Federal Government Affairs and Public Policy division at Sanofi Pasteur. Roma graduated cum laude from The George Washington University Law School in 2015. She also holds a master in public health from The George Washington University Milken Institute, where she served as president of the Health Policy Student Association and was elected to the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.

Roma frequently writes blog posts and articles on emerging health information technology and fraud and abuse developments on the firm's health care blog, C&M Health Law. She is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • The George Washington University, M.P.H.
  • University of Michigan, B.S. brain, behavior, and the cognitive sciences (2007) with High Honors

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Illinois

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"11th Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Opinion in AseraCare Affirming that Mere Differences in Reasonable Clinical Judgement Cannot Be False Under the FCA and Remanding for New Trial and Consideration of Full Record," Health Care Alert (September 13, 2019). Contacts: Jacinta Alves, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Nkechi Kanu, Roma Sharma, G. Meredith Parnell
Client Alert/Newsletter
"HHS Proposed Rule Takes Aim at Drug Rebates from Manufacturers to Health Plans/PBMs, Proposes Safe Harbors to Pass Savings to Consumers and Protect Some Manufacturer-PBM Payments," Health Care Alert (February 1, 2019). Contacts: Barbara H. Ryland, Todd D. Rosenberg, A. Xavier Baker, Troy A. Barsky, Roma Sharma
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Changes to the CMS Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol: Continuing Challenges & Issues Providers Need to Address Before Disclosure," Health Care Alert (June 5, 2017). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, John T. Brennan Jr., Jacinta Alves, Stephanie D. Willis, Roma Sharma
Client Alert/Newsletter
"OIG Issues Advisory Opinion Rejecting the Labeling of Test Tubes at No Cost," Crowell & Moring's Health Law Blog (February 22, 2017). Authors: Troy A. Barsky and Roma Sharma.
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"Connected Health is Here! Are You Ready?," AHLA Connections (January 2017). Authors: Jodi G. Daniel and Roma Sharma.
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"Mega Rule Opportunities and Information About the Final Requirements for Participation," American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Webinar (October 20, 2016). Presenters: Troy A. Barsky and Roma Sharma.
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"Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule: Prevention of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse," Crowell & Moring's Health Law Blog (August 4, 2016). Authors: Troy A. Barsky and Roma Sharma.
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"New Payment Models and Data: Changes and Themes to Watch," Crowell & Moring's Health Law Blog (July 12, 2016). Authors: Jodi G. Daniel and Roma Sharma.
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"Managed Care Lawsuit Watch - March 2016," Managed Care Lawsuit Watch (March 29, 2016). Contacts: Christopher Flynn, Peter Roan, Roma Sharma, Rochelle-Leigh Rosenberg, Brian C. Lewis, Lauren R. Nunez
Client Alert/Newsletter
"CMS Proposes New ACO Performance Measures," Crowell and Moring's Health Law Blog (March 3, 2016). Authors: Troy A. Barsky and Roma Sharma.
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