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David A. King

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Nashville
(615) 742-7890 TEL
(615) 742-2815 FAX

David A. King

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7890 TEL
(615) 742-2815 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7890 TEL
(615) 742-2815 FAX

David King is the leader of the firm's Managed Care Strategy & Disputes Team.  He regularly serves as lead counsel in managed care matters and other healthcare disputes on a national basis for several of the largest healthcare providers in the country. These providers include for-profit and non-profit hospital systems, ambulatory surgery companies, air ambulance services, specialty providers, physician groups and ancillary service providers.  David brings to these matters nearly thirty years of experience as a healthcare and trial attorney, as well as his skill in creating and applying straightforward, timely, and cost-effective solutions to complex problems.  His focus on managed care issues includes:

  • Managed Care Strategy and Contracting – David consults with various healthcare providers on payor network and out-of-network strategies, communication plans, and other issues involving the relationships among providers, insurers, self-funded plans, benefit administrators, and vendors. He also participates in drafting and negotiating contracts, as well as creating and implementing out-of-network reimbursement strategies and agreements.
  • Managed Care Disputes – David regularly represents healthcare providers in disputes with managed care companies  around the country. These disputes involve contract interpretation, refusal to contract, attempted recoupments, discrimination and retaliation against out-of-network providers and related reimbursement disputes,  medical necessity denials, and related legal issues involving the Affordable Care Act,  ERISA preemption, UCR laws, prompt pay laws, any willing provider laws, and laws regarding payor audits, recoupments, and offsets.  David has many years of experience and success implementing all forms of resolution for these disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

David King is the leader of the firm's Managed Care Strategy & Disputes Team.  He regularly serves as lead counsel in managed care matters and other healthcare disputes on a national basis for several of the largest healthcare providers in the country. These providers include for-profit and non-profit hospital systems, ambulatory surgery companies, air ambulance services, specialty providers, physician groups and ancillary service providers.  David brings to these matters nearly thirty years of experience as a healthcare and trial attorney, as well as his skill in creating and applying straightforward, timely, and cost-effective solutions to complex problems.  His focus on managed care issues includes:

  • Managed Care Strategy and Contracting – David consults with various healthcare providers on payor network and out-of-network strategies, communication plans, and other issues involving the relationships among providers, insurers, self-funded plans, benefit administrators, and vendors. He also participates in drafting and negotiating contracts, as well as creating and implementing out-of-network reimbursement strategies and agreements.
  • Managed Care Disputes – David regularly represents healthcare providers in disputes with managed care companies  around the country. These disputes involve contract interpretation, refusal to contract, attempted recoupments, discrimination and retaliation against out-of-network providers and related reimbursement disputes,  medical necessity denials, and related legal issues involving the Affordable Care Act,  ERISA preemption, UCR laws, prompt pay laws, any willing provider laws, and laws regarding payor audits, recoupments, and offsets.  David has many years of experience and success implementing all forms of resolution for these disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

David currently represents healthcare providers against nearly all of the major managed care companies in the country including several BlueCross BlueShield licensed entities, United Healthcare, Cigna, and several self-funded plans and third party administrators. David's successes have led to national recognition for many years by the Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and other publications.

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American Bar Association — Health Law Section

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Tennessee Bar Association — Health Law Section

Nashville Healthcare Council

Nashville Council of Healthcare Attorneys

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Accolades

Best Lawyers in America® — Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Insurance Law; Litigation: Health Care; Litigation: Insurance; Litigation: Securities; Medical Malpractice Law: Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants (2003-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2009, 2011-2015)

Nashville Post "The Best Lawyers in Nashville" (2011)

Firm Leadership:

Healthcare Disputes Team — Leader (2010-present)

Products, Torts & Insurance Team — Leader (2012)

The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. — Firm Representative (2009-present)

Retirement Plan Investment Committee — Chair (2007-present)

Executive Committee (2008-2011)

Community Leadership:

Hillwood Country Club — President (2010); Board of Directors (2008-2011, 2001-2003)

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