R. Christopher Raphaely is co-chair of the Health Care Practice Group at Cozen O’Connor and is resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Chris served as deputy general counsel to Jefferson Health System and general counsel to the system’s accountable care organization and captive professional liability insurance companies. Chris has worked in the health care industry for nearly three decades. His practice focuses on major transactions for health care clients and the comprehensive regulatory schemes requisite to doing business in the health care space. His practice focuses on matters involving payer negotiations, payment disputes and contract enforcement, mergers and acquisitions. accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, value based payment arrangements, digital health, facility and professional licensing, the Stark Law, state and federal anti-kickback statutes, and general compliance.
Kathryn Slatt (Kate), is the senior director, innovative payment and care delivery, at HAP. In this role, she leads the association’s efforts related to value-based payment programs. Kate also identifies and analyzes important public policy issues related to Medical Assistance, Medicare, and programs for the uninsured. Prior to joining HAP, Ms. Slatt worked as Strategic Provider Relations and Initiatives Director for Highmark, Inc., where she was responsible for developing and leading strategic relationships with provider partners, and developed and launched Highmark’s first accountable care arrangement in central Pennsylvania. Kate also previously worked as Senior Consultant at Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., where she developed strategic plans for hospitals, health systems, and physician practices nationwide.
Stephanie Watkins is the vice president of state legislative advocacy for HAP, Stephanie works to maintain effective relationships with state legislators and legislative staff, and other government personnel. She is responsible for reviewing proposed legislation and determining the possible impact on the health care industry, as well as communicating HAP policy positions on state legislative and regulatory matters impacting health care. Prior to joining HAP, Stephanie served as senior government relations specialist at Ridge Policy Group for three years. Stephanie also has worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, most recently as a research analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee.