skip to main content

Tom Hutchinson chairs the firm's Health Care Practice. He regularly works with for-profit and non-profit health care providers across the country, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, hospitals and health systems, and post-acute providers and senior living facilities. 

Tom has extensive experience with orthopedic and urology practices. His experience includes clinical integration strategies, physician practice acquisitions, hospital-physician joint ventures, clinical co-management arrangements, professional services arrangements, and Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance.

Mr. Hutchinson is active in numerous professional organizations, including as a member and past Vice President of the American Bar Association’s Physicians Interest Group, as a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and as a member and past Chair of the Health Law Sections of both the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. He is also a past member of the firm’s Executive Committee and past Chair of the firm’s Talent Acquisition Committee.

Physician Representation

  • Served as outside general counsel to a large orthopedic practice and orthopedic specialty hospital
  • Structured co-managed service line arrangement between a physician group and a hospital system
  • Negotiated an exclusive on-call and medical director agreement with multi-campus hospital system
  • Represented physicians in the sale of physician-owned imaging center to a local hospital
  • Represented sellers in connection with private equity backed management company acquisitions, including use of “Friendly PC” model
  • Represented physician group in the development of medical office complex
  • Represented numerous physician practices in sales to hospital systems

Hospital Representation

  • Assisted hospital in acquisition of multiple physician practices and related ancillary facilities
  • Assisted in conversion of hospital wing to freestanding licensed orthopaedic hospital and syndicated it to physicians
  • Restructured "under arrangements" relationship between a hospital system and a surgery center, sleep lab, endoscopy center, and other physician-owned joint ventures to comply with the Stark Law
  • Advised a health systems on a variety of physician alignment strategies
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest health systems on the syndication of an orthopedic hospital joint venture
  • Assisted hospitals and healthcare systems in maintaining their tax-exempt status and fighting state and local efforts to eliminate their tax exemptions

Other Representation

  • Advised a startup on corporate and regulatory issues for development of an on-site employee health center
  • Represented an ambulatory surgery center in acquisition of an additional licensed location
  • Represented an ambulatory surgery center in a joint venture with a national for-profit management company
  • Assisted a Continuing Care Retirement Community in establishing new university-affiliated campus
  • Assisted with Medicare, Medicaid, and state licensing filings in connection with Change of Ownership (CHOW) of multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities for UPL-IGT program
  • Represented trade association on general governance and member relations matters

Seminars & Presentations

  • Private Equity Investments in Health Care: Recent Trends, Regulatory Considerations, and Implications for the Market presented at the Physicians Legal Issues Conference, June 7-9, 2018
  • Hot Topics in Hospital Employment, Practice Acquisitions, and Alignment Strategies presented at the Future of Practice Management Symposium, May 21, 2016
  • Indiana Rural Health Association Briefing, July 2015

Publications

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association – Past Chair of Health Law Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association – Past Chair of Health Law Section
  • Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation – Past Board Chair
  • American Bar Association – Member and as a Vice President of Physicians Interest Group
  • American Health Lawyers Association – Member

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2012-2022
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2010

Certifications

  • Legal Lean Sigma® White Belt

Education

  • J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996
  • B.A., DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1993

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (1996)
  • Illinois (2014)
  • Colorado (2021)

Insights

Health Care

Dollars to Donuts - Sunshine Audit Review

November 12, 2021

Health Care

Is Your ASC Too Cheap?

November 12, 2021

Thought Leadership

Medicare Attempts Streamlining

August 22, 2018

Thought Leadership

Managed Care Proposed Rule Summary

November 18, 2018

Thought Leadership

Lights, Camera, Sanction

October 25, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

Recent DOJ Settlements with Physician Groups

February 1, 2018

See LessSee All