Richard J. King and Kirsten McAuliffe Raleigh Named Co-Chairs of the Stevens & Lee Health Care Department

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, and WILMINGTON, DE – December 18, 2020 – Stevens & Lee has named Richard J. King and Kirsten McAuliffe Raleigh as health care department co-chairs. They will join Harriet Franklin in this shared leadership role.

Richard King represents hospitals and health systems, nursing homes, personal care facilities and other health care clients in transactional matters, federal and state regulatory compliance, corporate governance and third party reimbursement, where he has successfully appealed Medicaid and Medicare disputes on behalf of his clients.

Mr. King’s health care transactional experience includes negotiating and structuring hospital and post-acute care mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, and medical practice mergers and acquisitions, and negotiating and drafting managed care contracts. He regularly counsels clients regarding compliance with federal and state laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and the Stark Law.

Prior to re-entering private practice, Mr. King was Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Lancaster General Hospital. He holds a J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law, an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University, and a B.A., with distinction from University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar.

Kirsten McAuliffe Raleigh provides regulatory, reimbursement, compliance and operational advice to clients in the health care industry. She provides regulatory support in connection with mergers, acquisitions, service reconfigurations and other business transactions, and analyzes the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement implications of these transactions. Her practice includes completing regulatory filings and managing the regulatory approval process in connection with these transactions.

Ms. Raleigh also advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and certification issues; Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement issues; provider based restructuring considerations; licensure and accreditation; and EMTALA compliance. She represents clients before state and federal regulatory and administrative bodies in connection with licensure and reimbursement matters.

In addition, Ms. Raleigh assists clients in developing and implementing corporate compliance programs, handling internal regulatory investigations, and implementing corrective action plans, including self-reporting overpayments and regulatory violations to governmental agencies.

She is the Vice Chair of the ABA’s Health Law Section – Payment and Reimbursement Interest Group, and a former intern in the Health Care Fraud Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Raleigh has a J.D., cum laude, from Widener University School of Law and a B.A. from Bucknell University.