Barbara Straub Williams is a principal in Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville's healthcare practice.

Barbara advises healthcare providers on a wide range of federal and state regulatory programs. Her breadth of experience in healthcare regulatory issues is invaluable to clients. With her extensive in-depth knowledge and experience, Barbara is able to help healthcare clients navigate and understand the interplay of various regulatory schemes. Barbara’s practice principally focuses on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, both in advising clients on meeting regulatory requirements and representing clients before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board. She has obtained favorable decisions at the Board on Medicare reimbursement disputes involving wage index, indirect graduate medical education payments, and the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. She has also successfully settled administrative cases involving disproportionate share hospital and bad debt issues. Barbara also counsels clients on Medicaid reimbursement issues, including Medicaid disproportionate share and waiver issues.

Barbara regularly advises clients on compliance with the requirements of the 340B drug discount program and on preparing for, and responding to, 340B audits. She has assisted clients in conducting internal audits on a variety of compliance issues and in making disclosures to the HHS Office of Inspector General, the Office of Pharmacy Affairs and other federal and state government entities. In addition, Barbara advises clients on Certificate of Need, licensure, and certification matters. Barbara is a co-author of "340B Drug Pricing Program," a chapter in the Health Care Compliance Association's 2021 Complete Healthcare Compliance Manual. She is a 1980 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and a 1985 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Barbara served as editor of the Law and Policy in International Business law journal.

Practice Areas


J.D., Georgetown University, 1985

B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University, 1980

Bar Memberships

District of Columbia


Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2019-2024

Memberships & Activities

Member, American Health Lawyers Association