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Steven G. Pine

Fax +1.919.516.2070
Steven Pine is an associate in the firm’s Research Triangle Park office. He concentrates his practice on the intersection of health law regulatory and litigation matters, primarily representing public and private academic medical centers, hospitals and health systems. His areas of focus include Certificate of Need contested cases, licensing and certification matters, federal False Claims Act litigation, EMTALA reviews and appeals, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement appeals, Affordable Care Act compliance, and the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs).

Professional Background

Mr. Pine served as a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2011, assisting with regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters within the Health Care, Real Estate, and Life Science groups. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Pine was a commercial real estate broker with a regional land development company.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member of the Wake County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “The Affordable Care Act: Understanding Employer Coverage Requirements, and What to Watch for in 2014,” “Under the Wire” CLE, co-presented with Lynne Wakefield, February 6, 2014.
  • Providing a variety of legal services, both on the regulatory and litigation fronts, to hospital systems and other health care providers
  • Representing health care providers in Certificate of Need litigation against the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Representing clients in multiple facets of federal False Claims Act litigation, including responding to government inquires and civil investigative demands and preparing pleadings and motions practice in defending providers against qui tam lawsuits
  • Preparing responses to alleged EMTALA violations before Quality Improvement Organizations
  • Drafting appeals and assisting clients in overturning Medicare claim denials by Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) 
  •  Resolving provider Medicaid cost report disputes with the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance
  • Assisting clients with compliance policy development and education
  • Assisting clients in developing and operationalizing new models of accountable health care, both under the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO model, and through private Clinically Integrated Networks