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Stephen Bittinger Joins Nexsen Pruet’s Charleston Office

New hire expands top-ranked health care team

January 3, 2018

Nexsen Pruet recognizes the many reimbursement challenges facing health care providers, including responding to government and private payor audits and complying with the ever-changing reimbursement landscapes to remain compliant. It is for that reason Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce health care attorney Stephen Bittinger has joined Nexsen Pruet’s Charleston office.

“Our firm recognizes the needs of our health care clients and knows challenges to reimbursement are a major problem for health care providers,” said Matthew Roberts, Health Care Practice Group Chair. “This is why the firm has asked Stephen Bittinger to join its Charleston office. Stephen has developed a national reputation for excellence in the complex arena of health care reimbursement. He will be an asset to our firm and clients.” 

Bittinger defends all types of providers and privately held health care businesses with a focus on audit defense and prevention for all private, federal, and state payors. He has significant experience in defending private payor SIU investigations, CMS contract auditors (RAC and ZPIC), CMS clinical investigators (QIC), state OIG/Medicaid investigations, federal OIG/HHS investigations, payor credentialing/exclusion proceedings, reimbursement-related health care white-collar defense, and in qui tam (whistleblower) defense and prosecution.

Stephen Bittinger, former managing partner at Bittinger, Law LLC in Westlake, Ohio, represents physicians across multiple disciplines, home health agencies, nursing facilities, medical groups, medical facilities, and medical consultants. He received his J.D. from Akron School of Law, M.A. in English from John Carroll University, and B.S. in Education from Kent State University. He may be reached in Charleston at 843.414.8210 or


Nexsen Pruet is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 190 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national and international venues.