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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 Act 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
  • Advised a health systems on a variety of physician alignment models
  • 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 a surgery center in acquisition of additional licensed location
  • Represented a surgery center in a joint venture with a national for-profit ambulatory surgery center management company
  • Assisted Continuing Care Retirement Community in establishing new university-affiliated campus
  • Negotiated transactions and assisted with Medicare, Medicaid, and state licensing filings in connection with change of ownership 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
  • Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 2015, Indiana Radiology Business Management Association, Inc., August 2014
  • Health Care Reform Overview, ICLEF Health Care Reform Seminar, May 2014
  • The Sunshine Act, October 2013
  • Employment Contracts: Tips and Pitfalls, September 2013
  • Health Care Reform: The ACA, New HIPAA Rules, and More, ICLEF on Demand, May 2013
  • Health Care Reform Overview, ICLEF Health Care Reform Seminar, March 2013
  • 2011 Fraud and Abuse Update, HFMA Webinar, November 2011
  • Physician Practice Issues, Indianapolis Bar Association, October 2011
  • What Hospitals Need To Know Before Purchasing a Physician's Practice, Indiana HFMA, February 2011
  • Health Care Reform: Now That We Have It, What Do We Have?, Indiana Hospital Association, October 2010
  • Emerging Issues in Physician-Hospital Collaboration Strategies, Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, October 2010
  • Specialty Physician-Hospital Affiliation: National Trends and Options, Indiana/Illinois Orthopaedics Roundtable, August 2010


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, 2012-2021
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2010


  • Legal Lean Sigma® White Belt


  • 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)


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

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