Richard J. King Joins Stevens & Lee’s Health Care Department

WILMINGTON, DE, December 13, 2010 – Stevens & Lee announced today that Richard J. King has joined the firm’s Health Care Department as a Shareholder. He resides in the Wilmington office.

Mr. King concentrates his practice in health law, with emphasis on federal and state regulatory compliance and third party reimbursement, including Medicare, Medicaid and non-governmental commercial payers. He also represents health care providers in litigation matters in federal and state courts and before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, Federal Administrative Law Judges and state administrative agencies, including the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Mr. King has represented more than 100 nursing homes, hospitals and personal care facilities in state and regulatory proceedings, including survey, certification and certificate of need matters. He has appealed Medicaid and Medicare disputes in which additional reimbursement for hospital and nursing home clients was obtained and has defended clients in insurance, health care, commercial and franchise law matters.

Mr. King’s health care transactional experience includes structuring, negotiating and executing health care provider merger and affiliation, medical practice acquisitions, complex managed care contracts and counseling clients on compliance with federal and state laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and the physician self-referral prohibitions (Stark).

Prior to re-entering private practice in 2003, Mr. King was Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Lancaster General Hospital, a nonprofit, multi-hospital health system in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In this position he was responsible for corporate compliance, preparing, negotiating and executing employment and service agreements and managing corporate transactional documents and organizational affairs.

Mr. King frequently writes and speaks on a wide range of health law and policy topics and has given presentations for professional organizations, including the Delaware Health Care Facilities Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He is a member of the American Health lawyers Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Delaware and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Mr. King holds a M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University, a J.D. from the North Carolina School of Law and a B.A., with distinction from the University of Virginia.