David S. Szabo is a partner in the Business Law Department, and a member of the healthcare and privacy practice groups. He represents hospitals, integrated delivery systems, home care companies, and other healthcare service providers. He also represents healthcare information technology companies and life sciences companies.
David has extensive experience in healthcare licensing and regulation, reimbursement, fraud and abuse compliance matters, and the structuring of joint ventures. He regularly advises clients on Stark Law and Anti-Kickback compliance matters. His practice also includes the privacy and information security law applicable to healthcare providers, health plans, technology vendors, and other organizations. He advises non-profit organizations on general corporate matters, tax, and governance issues.
•David organized the first regional healthcare information exchange organization in Massachusetts, and recently helped it complete a merger to create a comprehensive health information exchange organization that serves the leading hospitals, health plans and medical groups in Massachusetts.
•David has assisted a leading healthcare system with key acquisitions of four hospitals and three ambulatory surgery centers.
•David has advised several Massachusetts hospitals on the development of hosted electronic medical record services for their employed and independent physicians. These projects included advice on Stark and HIPAA compliance, drafting information services agreements and negotiation of technology vendor agreements.
•David recently led an effort to organize a tax exempt organization dedicated to improving the health of a community though the use of health information technology.
•David advises hospital and their affiliated group practices on a wide variety of regulatory and corporate issues, including Stark law compliance. This includes the review of physician compensation plans, physician recruitment arrangements, and medical practice acquisitions.
•David oversaw the merger of two charities dedicated to promoting cancer research, to create a nationwide foundation dedicated to cancer research, advocacy and patient services.
Before Edwards Wildman
David started his legal career in a boutique law firm specializing in health care reimbursement and regulation. He subsequently developed his health law practice at a national law firm and a regional firm in Boston.
Besides Edwards Wildman
David served in Winchester Town Meeting for over a decade, and over the years has served on a variety of Town planning and financial committees. He is a director of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, and serves on its executive committee. In 2009 he was appointed by Governor Patrick to serve on the Commonwealth's Health Information Technology Council, which is charged with developing a statewide health information technology plan. He currently serves on a data release advisory committee for the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance & Policy. He enjoys sailing, but doesn't get out on the water as much as he would like.
Lahey Health Systems' Affiliation Agreement with Visiting Nurse Association of Middlesex-East, Inc.
A Boston-based team of Edwards Wildman lawyers represented Lahey Health in their affiliation agreement with the Visiting Nurse Association of Middlesex-East, Inc.
Edwards Wildman Team Leads Merger of Vision Insurance Companies
In July 2013, an Edwards Wildman deal team led by Andrew Hughes and Paul Mahoney of our Providence office represented clients Nautic Partners, a private equity firm with than $2.5 billion of capital under management, and Superior Vision, a Nautic Partners portfolio company based in California, in Superior Vision's execution of a merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Block Vision, a Maryland-based national provider of vision insurance coverage.
Steward Health Care Acquisition of Outpatient Surgery Center
Edwards Wildman Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers represented Boston-based Steward Health Care System in the acquisition of the assets of Orthopedic Care Surgery Center LLC., an outpatient ambulatory surgery center in North Easton, Massachusetts.
Team Counsels Steward Health Care in Acquisition of New England Sinai Hospital
In 2012, a team of Edwards Wildman lawyers counseled Steward Health Care System LLC in the purchased of substantially all of the assets of New England Sinai Hospital.
Represented Nautic Partners in its Acquisition of a Vision Insurance Company
We represented Providence, RI-based Nautic Partners, a private equity firm, in a March 2012 leveraged acquisition of Superior Vision Holdings, Inc.
Steward Health Care System Purchase of Assets
A team of our lawyers represented Boston-based Steward Health Care System in the purchase of assets through free and clear sale in bankruptcy of Quincy Medical Center.
Ampersand Investment in Modified Polymer Components, Inc.
In July 2011, our lawyers represented Ampersand Capital Partners in the acquisition of a majority interest in Modified Polymer Components, Inc.
Ampersand Invests in Blue Sky Biotech
Our lawyers represented Ampersand in the majority interest acquisition in Blue Sky Biotech, Inc.
New CMS Guidelines on Telemedicine Reimbursement; OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan; OCR Issues Bulletin on Privacy in Emergency Situations Healthcare Law
November 25, 2014
OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion for Medigap “Preferred Hospital” Network Arrangement; FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Stem Cell Same Surgery Exception; $840 Million in Grants Available Through New HHS Transformation Initiative Healthcare Law
November 11, 2014
HIPAA Update for Hospital Leaders: The Responsibilities of Top Management and Governing Body for Data Security
November 5, 2014
Edwards Wildman's David S. Szabo will participate on a panel hosted by Massachusetts Hospital Association: HIPAA Update for Hospital Leaders: The Responsibilities of Top Management and Governing Body for Data Security. event
Hospital 100: Cracking the Code of Valued-Based Care
October 19-21, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Healthcare Practice Group is a proud sponsor of Hospital 100: Cracking the Code of Value-Based Care event
OIG Proposed Rule Would Amend Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules; CMS Launches Open Payments Database Healthcare Law
October 17, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - FDA: Industry Must Address Cybersecurity Risks for Medical Devices.
Senate Passes Post-Acute Care Reform Bill; OIG Issues Special Advisory Bulletin on Drug Copayment Coupons Healthcare Law
September 30, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Reminder: Update Your Grandfathered Business Associate Agreements By September 23, 2014; Final Meaningful Use Regulations Published
Worksite Wellness and The Business of Nutrition Consulting Conference
July 12-13, 2014 event
Employer-Sponsored Health Plans and SEPT. 23 HIPAA DEADLINE: Time for a Tune Up? Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
October 1, 2013
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes 35 Edwards Wildman Lawyers for Excellence
June 4, 2014
Chambers USA 2013 Ranks 36 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
May 28, 2013
Edwards Wildman Duo Pens Article on How to Minimize the Risk of Physician Departures in Hospitals & Health Networks
May 9, 2013
Edwards Wildman Advises CoreLabs and Ampersand Capital Partners in Two-Step Acquisition, Reports The Deal
January 31, 2013
Chambers USA 2012 Ranks 33 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
June 7, 2012
Firm Recognized by Chambers USA in 17 Categories
June 21, 2011
Chambers and Partners Recognizes EAPD in Nineteen Areas
June 23, 2010
Physicians Must Prepare for New EHR Regulations