David W. Hilgers

Partner
Austin,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone512.703.5739

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Ancillary Service Providers
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Physicians & Other Professionals
  • Post-Acute Care Providers
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.703.5739
Fax: 512.479.1101
http://www.huschblackwell.com/david-hilgers
 
University Swarthmore College, B.A., with honors, 1969
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1973 Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1973, Texas
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Austin Bar Association

•American Bar Association Health Law Section Budget officer, 2005-2006

•Section chair, 2009-2010; chair-elect, 2008-2009; vice chair, 2007-2008

•Health Law Section Council, 2002-2007

•Program chair, 2002-2005

 
Biography

A member of Husch Blackwell's Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals team, David has practiced law for more than 35 years. His primary focus is on healthcare, corporate, and administrative law. David represents healthcare providers, including physicians, dentists, health systems, managed-care organizations, long-term care facilities, multispecialty groups, hospitals, hospital districts and community mental health and mental retardation centers.

David's specific work on behalf of industry clients has included:

•Integrating healthcare delivery systems, interpreting and applying the Stark and anti-kickback statutes, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and privacy regulations.

•Advising clients on the consequences of the emerging state and federal regulation of fee-sharing, self-referral, antitrust risks, and licensing of health maintenance organizations, home health care companies, non-profit health organizations, physicians and other health professionals.

•Negotiating provider contracts.

•Organizing independent practice associations throughout the State of Texas that have included groups with as few as three to more than 250 physicians.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, David was chair of Brown McCarroll.

Awards and Recognitions

Austin Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2003

The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 1995-2015; Austin Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012

Chambers USA, Healthcare, 2005-2014; Nationwide, Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation, 2014

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyer, Health Care Law, 2007

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

National Registry of Who's Who

Nightingale's Healthcare News, Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyer of the Year, 2004

Texas Lawyer, Go-To Lawyer, Health Law, 2007

Texas Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2003-2014; Top 50, Central/West Texas, 2007, 2010-2011; Top 50, Central Texas, 2007, 2010-2012

Civic Involvement

Austin Community Nursery Schools, Board of Directors, 1979-1985; president, 1982-1983

•James Dick Foundation, Board of Directors, 1996-present; Executive Committee, 1996-present

•Pebble Project, Board of Directors, 1985-1991; president, 1989-1990; Children's Alliance Bike-a-Thon, 1988-1990

•Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., Western Region Council, 2006-present

•Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, Board of Directors, 1998-2006; president, 2004

•Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Inc., Board of Directors, Austin Unit, 1983-present; chair, 1985-1987; National Board of Directors, 1986-1988

•St. Stephens School, Parents Association, president, 1994-1996; Board of Directors, 1995-1996

•Swarthmore College, Alumni Council, 1987-1989

•Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Board of Directors, 2002-present; president, 2008-present; treasurer, 2003-2007

•Travis County Legal Aid, 1990-2002

Experience

•Advised clients on the consequences of the emerging state and federal regulation of fee-sharing, self-referral, antitrust risks and licensing of health maintenance organizations, home healthcare companies, nonprofit health organizations, physicians and other health professionals.

•Negotiated provider contracts, including global capitation contracts and the development of managed Medicaid rollouts.

•Organized independent practice associations throughout the State of Texas that have included groups with as few as three to more than 250 physicians. Complex mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions and the sale of physician practices were often involved.

•Formed types of managed-care, fully integrated medical groups, physician practice management companies and management services organizations.

•Organized and structured ancillary service ventures, including imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers and specialty hospitals.

Business Insights

Featured Insights

10.21.14 12th Annual Texas Health Law Conference
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Seminar

Business Insights

10.21.14 12th Annual Texas Health Law Conference
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Seminar

5.14.14 The Foundations of Health Law
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Speaking Engagement San Francisco, CA

12.12.13 11th Annual Health Law Conference: A Check-Up on the State of the Healthcare Industry
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Seminar Austin, TX

11.07.13 11th Annual Health Law Conference: A Check-Up on the State of the Healthcare Industry
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Seminar Houston, TX

8.01.13 Integration and the Small Medical Practice
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Speaking Engagement

6.01.13 Fair Market Valuation: Exploring the Black Box
Speaking Engagement

1.01.13 Introduction to ACOs and Other Options: A How-to Manual for Physicians Navigating a Post-Health Reform World, Fourth Edition, American Medical Association
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Article

11.01.12 Primer on the Medicare Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs): Medical Staff Leadership in Hospital Matters
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Speaking Engagement

10.01.12 Concierge Medicine: Key Legal Considerations: Complying with Medicare Regulations, Insurance Laws and the Anti-Kickback Statute
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Speaking Engagement

3.01.12 Physicians Post-PPACA: Not Going Bust At The Healthcare Buffet, Physicians News Digest
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Article

In The News

8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
News Release

5.23.14 Chambers USA 2014 Gives Husch Blackwell High Rankings in Nine Areas of Law; 40 Attorneys Recognized
Energy & Natural Resources ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction
News Release

9.09.13 In Nebraska and Texas, 13 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers/Rising Stars
News Release

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources

 
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David W. Hilgers

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
AustinTX 78701-4093




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