CRD Associates is proud to announce that Stefanie Winston Rinehart has joined the firm as Vice President. Stefanie brings to the firm her extensive experience in Medicare reimbursement policy as well as her in-depth knowledge on a wide variety of appropriations and legislative issues.
In particular, Stefanie has extensive experience working with the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Institutes of Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Prior to joining CRD Associates, Stefanie worked at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for four years, where her responsibilities included advocating for the availability of quality health care services as well as adequate reimbursement for health care providers. While at the Academy, she advocated on Capitol Hill for improved reimbursement for nutrition services in Medicare and Older Americans Act programs as well as for strong investments in public health programs. She also worked with members of Congress and top officials at CMS on coverage and reimbursement for medical nutrition therapy; implementation of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program; and increased utilization of diabetes self-management programs. Prior to joining the Academy, Stefanie analyzed state and federal health legislation and provided technical assistance to federal grantees at the MayaTech Corporation, located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Stefanie received a joint Juris Doctor and Masters in Public Health from Emory University School of Law and Rollins School of Public Health. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with her Bachelor in Arts, majoring in Classics and French.
Welcome to the CRD Associates team, Stefanie.