(Baton Rouge, LA/January 31, 2013) Errol J. King Jr., of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been named general counsel and an initial member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN).
AAPAN, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is a not-for-profit organization composed of payer health plans, third party administrators and preferred provider organizations to provide a stronger collective public policy voice that will strengthen the position of the stakeholders in the future of the health care industry.
Mr. King, a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Baton Rouge office, advises managed care organizations on risk management, state and federal regulatory issues, coverage issues, health care reform and health care litigation, including ERISA cases. In April 1996, he was appointed by the Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance to serve as general counsel and an initial member of the Louisiana Managed Care Advisory Board, which advises the commissioner on managed care issues impacting the state. He previously served as vice chair of the HMOs and Health Plans Substantive Law Committee of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Mr. King also serves as general counsel of the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO), the leading national association of preferred provider organizations and affiliate organizations.
A member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel and active in the leadership of the Louisiana Association of Health Plans, Mr. King holds an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to Louisiana Super Lawyers in health care law. He has been recognized as a leading health care law attorney by The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995 and was named by Best Lawyers as the 2012 Baton Rouge Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year. Mr. King is a graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.