Our Story

Karen B. Schapira, PLLC represents health care providers in regulatory compliance, licensure, peer review, drafting and negotiation of agreements, and all aspects of review, analysis, and appeal of unpaid and underpaid medical claims by government and commercial payors.

The firm is unique in its ability to audit a provider’s claims to analyze the validity of a payor’s audit and to appeal denials or recoupment. We engage the services of certified coders and analysts who are well versed in medical claims keeping the audit and legal work in-house. In fact, Karen Schapira was an auditor before entering law school. She brings her own knowledge and over 20 years’ experience to claims’ review.

The clients include a clinical laboratory, imaging companies, hospitals, clinics, physicians, radiology technicians, hospitalists and a group of surgeons. We represent our clients before the Boards of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, the Surgeon General (Florida does not have a Radiology Board); CMS, AHCA, commercial insurance carriers, FEP, MA plans, MMCO; and in all corporate matters as necessary.

Meet the Team

With over 10 years of experience in the field of Health Care Law and a combined experience of over twenty years in Legal Services, our team of attorneys and paralegals are passionate about helping you solve your Health Law needs.

Attorney Karen B Schapira

Karen B. Schapira

Senior Attorney

Attorney Karen Schapira trained as an auditor of medical claims for two years prior to law school. Medical claims payment, contracts, fee schedules, and benefits became her passion and her expertise. Throughout her career, Karen represented health care providers, from the largest hospital systems in South Florida to sole practitioners, against government and commercial payors to recover unpaid or underpaid claims for medical services rendered.


Yvette Berens

Legal Assistant/Office Manager

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