Karen B. Schapira
Karen B. Schapira is a Partner with the Florida Health Law Center. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001 having earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law in 2000 and a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Miami in 2002. Her practice includes the formation and establishment of entities, commercial transactions, probate, estate planning, resolution of complex probate matters, and administrative appeals. As a commercial transactional practitioner, she has experience drafting and interpreting governing documents, commercial leases, and all agreements related to the formation, operation, and dissolution of corporate entities.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schapira represented a multi-facility medical district concentrating on recovery of medical claims. As a result, she is well-versed in medical insurance benefits and provider contractual and statutory rights. She has extensive knowledge with government and commercial medical insurance benefits, including self-insured plans and the resolution of claim disputes. She is also able to assist providers with the audit and dispute of Medicare and Medicaid claims for overpayment, the audit and preparation of a voluntary refund subsequent to governmental requests for information, and the representation of physicians in a myriad of legal matters being raised by government and commercial payors in the current healthcare environment.
Ms. Schapira regularly presents educational seminars to provides and administrative staff training topics such as navigating Florida professional regulations for CME fulfillment; best methods to avoid unnecessary insurance and government audits, or, in the event of an audit, to mitigate the subsequent damages during the pendency of the appeals process.
Ms. Schapira is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew – and enjoys a working knowledge of French. Member of the Florida Bar Association Health Law Section, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
- Health Law
- Medical Claims Collections
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Probate and Trust Litigation
- Wills, Trusts and Estates
- Florida 2001
- LLM. in Taxation, University of Miami
- J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
- Member, The Florida Bar Health Law Section
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association
- Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association