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Stephanie Johnson is a partner in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare practice. Stephanie represents healthcare clients in False Claims Act matters, government investigations and internal investigations. She advises clients on a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters, including self-disclosure strategies. In addition, Stephanie has significant experience assisting providers with compliance program assessments and the negotiation and implementation of Corporate Integrity Agreements. Stephanie also advises providers on how to prepare for and respond to  government contractor audits. She has represented health systems, hospitals, home health and hospice companies, inpatient psychiatric facilities, skilled nursing facilities, laboratories, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, physician practices, durable medical equipment companies and healthcare technology companies. 

Consulting firm, BTI, named Stephanie a Client Service All-Star in 2021 and 2022, as one of the attorneys nationwide “who stand above all the others in delivering the absolute best in client service.” Chambers USA has also recognized Stephanie from 2019 to 2022. In 2020, Stephanie was recognized as a rising star in compliance by Law360. In 2019, Stephanie was part of the King & Spalding team that secured a complete defense verdict on behalf of a hospital system against the California Department of Insurance and a relator in an Insurance Frauds Prevention Act trial, which was recognized as one of the Daily Journal's 2019 Top California Verdicts.

Stephanie co-chairs the Atlanta regional Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) annual meeting and serves on the board of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys. Stephanie also serves on Law360's 2022 Georgia Editorial Advisory Board. Stephanie is also a regular author and presenter on healthcare enforcement and compliance. 

While in law school, Stephanie was a member of the Mercer Law Review and a member of the Moot Court team. 

Speaking Engagements

  • "Taking the Fear Out of Government Audits: Successful Strategies for Preparing, Surviving and Thriving," National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Conference & Expo, co-authored with Robin Seidman (Documentation Compliance Solutions, LLC), October 13, 2019
  • "Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Priorities in 2019 and Beyond," K&S Live Webinar, co-presented with Mike Paulhus, Bethany Rupert, and Zuzana Ikels (King & Spalding), September 23, 2019
  • "Just Around the Corner: FDA’s Proposed Rule Would Make Major Changes in Requirements for U.S. Mammography Facilities," K&S Live Webinar, co-presented with Mark Polston and Bev Lorell (King & Spalding), May 16, 2019
  • “Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Priorities in 2018 and Beyond,” King & Spalding Life Sciences & Healthcare Live Webinar, co-presented with Paul B. Murphy, Michael Paulhus, and Bethany Rupert (King & Spalding), October 25, 2018
  • “The Opioid Epidemic: Impact on the Provider Industry,” HCCA Atlanta Regional Compliance Conference, co-presented with Kimberly New (Diversion Specialists), Atlanta, Georgia, January 26, 2018
  • “Healthcare Enforcement and Regulatory Developments: What does the government expect you to know?,” Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) C.A.R.E. Forum, co-presented with Lauren Gennett (King & Spalding), Atlanta, Georgia, November 13, 2017
  • “Post-Acute Care Enforcement Priorities and Compliance Strategies: Are You Ready for Scrutiny?,” King & Spalding Life Sciences & Healthcare Live Webinar, co-presented with Adam Robison and Lauren Gennett (King & Spalding), April 19, 2017
  • “The 60-Day Rule: Reporting and Returning Overpayments,” California Health Information Association (CHIA) Webinar, co-presented with Allison Cova (Dignity Health), March 29, 2017
  • “60-Day Overpayment Rule: Compliance Strategies for Practical Application and Implementation,” Dignity Health 2017 Compliance Summit, co-presented with Allison L. Cova (Dignity Health) and Sara Kay Wheeler (King & Spalding), Sacramento, California, February 7, 2017
  • “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


  • "DOJ Releases Updated Compliance Program Guidance," K&S Health Headlines, May 6, 2019 (co-authored with Isabella Wood)
  • "CLIA Certified? Accredited? What is the difference and does it impact payment?," K&S Reimbursement Advisor, March 2019 (co-authored with Lee Nutini)
  • "The Convergence of Enforcement and Compliance: Important Insights and Opportunities," 2019 K&S Industry Trends, January 13, 2019 (co-authored with K&S Healthcare Industry Team)
  • "Extrapolated Overpayments:  The Benefits of Comprehensively Challenging the Extrapolation Early in the Appeals Process," Reimbursement Advisor, co-authored with Lauren Gennett, November 2018
  • “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


  • American Health Lawyers Association
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J.D., Mercer University, magna cum laude

B.B.A., University of Georgia, magna cum laude


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