Stephanie F Johnson

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Stephanie Johnson

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Stephanie Johnson is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group.  Ms. Johnson represents healthcare clients in government investigations, internal investigations, and complex business disputes.  In addition, she advises clients on federal and state regulatory issues, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, compliance,  fraud and abuse investigations and self-disclosure strategies.  Ms. Johnson also advises providers on how to prepare for and respond to audits conducted by government contractors. In addition, Ms. Johnson has significant experience assisting providers with compliance program assessments and the negotiation and implementation of Corporate Integrity Agreements.  She has represented health systems, hospitals, home health and hospice companies, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. 

Ms. Johnson graduated, magna cum laude, from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.  While in law school, Ms. Johnson was a member of the Mercer Law Review and a member of the Moot Court team.  She received her B.A. in business management, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia.

Publications

  • “Medicare Parts A and B Overpayment Final Rule,” Reimbursement Advisor, Volume 31, No. 7, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler and Isabella E. Wood, March 2016

  • “Health Care Provider and Supplier Audits Practice Guide, First Edition,” American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler, Darby C. Allen, Lauren M. Gaffney, Anna M. Grizzle, B. Scott McBride, and Sydney R. Nash, February 2016

  • CMS Finalizes Its Part B Rebilling Policy, Dennis Barry's Reimbursement Advisor, Vol. 29, No. 3, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler, November, 2013

  • “Navigating the Medicare Appeals Process ALJ decisions on awarding Part B Payment,” Dennis Barry's Reimbursement Advisor, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler,  November 2012

  • 2012 OIG Work Plan: Part 2, Additional OIG Reviews, HCCA Compliance Today, Volume 14, Number 2, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler, February 2012

  • 2012 OIG Work Plan: Part I, Priorities by Provider and Supplier Type, Health Care Compliance Association Compliance Today, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler, January 2012

  • Attack of the Medicaid RACs,” AHLA Connections, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler, March 2011

  • 2011 OIG Work Plan, Part 2: Additional Areas of Focus, Health Care Compliance Association Compliance Today, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler, February 2011

  • Meet the Fraud Busters: Program Safeguard Contractors and Zone Program Integrity Contractors, Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler, and J. Austin Broussard, February 2011

  • 2011 OIG Work Plan: Projects Reflect Shifting Regulatory Environment, Part 1, Health Care Compliance Association Compliance Today, co-authored with Sara Kay Wheeler, January 2011

  • Judge Recommends Dismissal of WellPoint and Aetna Antitrust Suits, Finding the Claims Are Barred by Settlement Agreements, AHLA Practice Group Email Alert, August 2010

  • Medicare Appeals Council: O'Connor Decision has Condition Code 44 Implications, Dennis Barry's Reimbursement Advisor, Vol. 25, No. 10, June 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • “Medicare Advantage Organizations’ Attestation Requirements and Implications,” Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) 2016 Regional Annual Conference, co-presented with John Barnes (King & Spalding) , Nashville, Tennessee, November 18, 2016

  • “Legal Update and Current Case Outcomes for Physician Clinics,” Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Educational Session, co-presented with Sara Kay Wheeler (King & Spalding), Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 15, 2016

  • “Enforcement and Compliance Trends:  What does the Government expect you to know?,” 2016 Alabama HFMA Fall Institute, co-presented with Michael Paulhus, Destin, Florida, September 28, 2016

  • “Internal Investigative and Remediation Strategies: Are Your Protocols Sufficient Under the Final 60-Day Overpayment Rule and Other Enforcement Initiatives?,” King & Spalding Live Webinar, co-presented with Phyllis B. Sumner and Sara Kay Wheeler, April 27, 2016

  • “CIA Trends:  What does the OIG expect you to know?,” Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) 2016 Southeast Regional Annual Conference, co-presented with Allison Cova (Dignity Health), Atlanta, GA, January 22, 2016

  • “Strategies for Navigating the Ever-Changing Two Midnight Rule, Georgia Hospital Association Compliance Officer Retreat, co-presented with Dr. Gregory Palega (MedManagement), Greensboro, GA, September 11, 2015

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • Young Professionals Council, 2010-2012

  • Health Care Compliance Association

MEMBERSHIPS
American Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Health Care Compliance Association

EDUCATION
J.D., magna cum laude, Mercer University
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Georgia

ADMISSIONS
Georgia