David S. Szabo: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

David S. Szabo

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Start-up Companies
  • Technology
  • Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Compliance for Risk Management
  • Healthcare
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
University University of Rochester, B.A.
Law SchoolBoston University, J.D.
Admitted1980, Massachusetts; 1981, New York


American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Health Information and Management Systems Society


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.


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FDA: Industry Must Address Cybersecurity Risks for Medical Devices.
Theodore P. Augustinos,Sharon A. Blinkoff,Ellen Marie Giblin,Mark E. Schreiber,David S. Szabo, November 25, 2014
On October 1, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized guidance on recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The purpose of the guidance is to encourage manufacturers to consider possible cybersecurity risks while...

OIG Proposed Rule Would Amend Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules; CMS Launches Open Payments Database
Hilary B. Dudley,Tamara A. Klein,Courtney Scrubbs,David S. Szabo,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, November 25, 2014
On October 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published a proposed rule that would amend the safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) and the civil monetary penalty (“CMP”) rules under the...

$840 Million in Grants Available Through New HHS Transformation Initiative
Hilary B. Dudley,Tamara A. Klein,Courtney Scrubbs,David S. Szabo,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, November 21, 2014
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced it would make available up to $840 million in grants over the next four years through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (“TCPI”), an Affordable Care Act grant...

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David S. Szabo

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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