Attorneys
Attorneys

Rick L. Hindmand

Member

Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Rick focuses his practice on representing physicians, dentists and other health care professionals, along with a variety of health care and closely held businesses in connection with corporate, transactional and health care matters.

Rick’s experience working with health care professionals and businesses extends to structuring group practices, joint ventures, medical device companies, and physician networks, as well as any related entities such as imaging centers and ambulatory surgery centers. He represents health care clients in various corporate and transactional matters, including practice acquisitions and managed care, clinical integration, billing, employment and independent contractor arrangements, as well as agreements with hospitals and other facilities. Rick counsels health care clients on fraud and abuse, health information technology (HIT) and compliance, including the Stark II physician self-referral law, the Medicare/Medicaid anti-kickback law, corporate practice and fee-splitting restrictions, antitrust, health information privacy and security (HIPAA and HITECH Act), and health care reimbursement.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude (1986)
  • Northwestern University, B.A., with honors (1981)

State Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania

Professional Associations

  • Physician Organizations Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (Vice Chair, 2010-present)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association  (Health Care Section Council, 2005-present, Secretary 2010-2011, Vice Chair 2011-2012, Chair 2012-2013)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Past Vice Chair, 2001-2002 and Chair, 2002-2003 - Health Law Committee)
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Publications

  • “ACO Physician Exclusivity: Principles and Alternatives,” AHLA Executive Summary, March 2014
  • Under fire: Physicians’ compensation arrangements,” (coauthor) McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, March 2014
  • HIPAA covered entities face March 1 deadline for breach reports,”(coauthor) McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, February 2014
  • Physicians pay a heavy price for purchasing imported drugs and medical devices,” (coauthor) McDonald Hopkins LLC, February 2014
  • A surge in healthcare data breaches,” McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, January 16, 2014
  • “New Settlement Another Reminder of HIPAA Exposure for Physician Practices,” AHLA e-alert, December 2013
  • “Physician In-Office Prescription Drug Dispensing,” AHLA Physician Organizations Newsletter, December 2013
  • "CMS Issues 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule," RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest December 2013
  • "CMS Issues 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule," McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, December 2013
  • "Business Associates" chapter (co-author), HIPAA Revisited: An Analysis of the Omnibus Rule and a Practical Compliance Guide (American Health Lawyers Association Member Briefing), November 2013
  • "Who is a HIPAA Business Associate?," RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest July 2013
  • “ACOs and Physicians Face Challenges in Navigating Physician Exclusivity Restrictions,” Accountable Care News, June 2013
  • "CMS Issues Guidance on ACO Physician Exclusivity," RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest May 2013
  • “CMS Issues FAQ Guidance on ACO Physician Exclusivity,” American Health Lawyers Association, April 2013
  • “HITECH Final Rule Revises Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules,” (coauthor), Northern Ohio Physician, March/April 2013
  • "Physician Payment Sunshine Act Final Rule Issued: Manufacturers and GPOs to Report Financial Relationships with Physicians," RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest March 2013
  • "Final Rule Implements HITECH Revisions to Privacy and Security Rules," RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest February 2013
  • “Diagnostic Testing Toolkit,” American Health Lawyers Association, 2012 (editor)
  • "Can Specialist Physicians Participate in More than One ACO?" RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest November 2012
  • "Physicians Participating in ACOs May Be More Exclusive Than They Think," RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest October 2012
  • “Can Specialist Physicians Participate in More Than One ACO?,” McDonald Hopkins LLC  Alert, November, 2012
  • "Compliance Plans for Physician Practices," American Health Lawyers Association, August 2012 (coeditor)
  • “Accountable Care Organization Member Briefing,” American Health Lawyers Association, May 2012 (contributing author)
  • “MedPAC calls for Physician Reimbursement Changes,” and “New Commission to Recommend Changes to Physician Payment System,” American Health Lawyers Association Physician Organizations Monthly e-Newsletter, April 2012
  • "Physician supervision and scope of practice issues can create liability," RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest February 2012
  • “Physician supervision and scope of practice issues can create liability,” McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, October, 2011 (coauthor)
  • “HIPAA Audits are coming: the time to prepare is now,” McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, August, 2011 (coauthor)
  • “Illinois out-of-network hospital-based physicians face cuts in reimbursement,” McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, June, 2011
  • CMS Regulations Expand Enrollment Screening Procedures and Authority to Suspend Payment,” RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest May 2011
  • Registration Required for Illinois Medical and Professional Limited Liability Companies,” RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest May 2011
  • “Stark Law Disclosure Requirement for MRI, CT and PET Tests,” RBMA Monthly Legal Update Digest May 2011
  • Proposed Accountable Care Organization Regulations,” McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, April, 2011
  • Illinois statute changes reimbursement for out-of-network hospital-based physicians,” McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, March, 2011
  • Registration required for Illinois medical and professional Limited Liability Companies,” McDonald Hopkins LLC Alert, March, 2011
  • “Medical Control of Emergency Medical Services,” Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law, February 2011 (coauthor)
  • “CMS Regulations Expand Enrollment Screening Procedures and Authority to Suspend Payment,” American Health Lawyers Association Physician Organizations Monthly e-Newsletter, February 2011 (coauthor)
  • “Survey of Illinois Law: Health Care,” 34 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 1033, 2010 (coauthor)
  • “OCR Proposes to Extend HIPAA Obligations to Subcontractors of Business Associates, Implement HITECH Provisions,” G-2 Compliance Report, September, 2010
  • “Office of Civil Rights Issues Proposed HITECH Rules,” American Health Lawyers Association Practice Group email Alert, July 16, 2010 (coauthor)
  • “CMS Updates Signature Guidelines,” Physician Organizations Practice Group e-Newsletter, May, 2010
  • “Ambulances, Emergency Medical Services and Medical Transportation,” chapter, Health Law Practice Guide, American Health Lawyers Association (coauthor)
  • “Physician Ancillary Services” chapter, Representing Physicians Handbook, 2nd edition (2009)
  • “Illinois Medical Fee Splitting Statute Amended to Allow Percentage Billing Contracts,” Health Care Lawyer, December, 2009 (Volume 26, No. 2)
  • "UnitedHealth Group and Aetna Agree to Settlements of Out-of-Network Reimbursement Rates," Northern Ohio Physician, March/April 2009
  • “In-Office Diagnostic Testing: 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Revises Standards,” Physician Organizations Newsletter, March 2009 (Volume 12, Issue 1) (coauthor)
  • “2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Revises Anti-Markup Rule,” Diagnostic Imaging Intelligence, January 2009 (coauthor)
  • "Enforcement Activities and Litigation Target Low Out-of-Network Reimbursement Rates," Northern Ohio Physician, November/December 2008
  • "Survey of Illinois Law: Health Care,” Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Summer 2008 (Volume 32) (coauthor)
  • “Impact of Anti-Markup and IDTF Sharing Restrictions Upon Physician Provision of Diagnostic Tests,” Physician Organizations Newsletter, February 2008 (Volume 11, Issue 1) (coauthor)
  • "Physician Reimbursement and Billing," chapter, The Law of Medical Practice In Illinois, 3rd edition (2007, along with 2008-2011 updates) 
  • Vine Street's Impact on PPO/Doctor Business Arrangements," Illinois Bar Journal, July 2007 (coauthor) 
  • "Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Physician Restrictive Covenants," Health Care Lawyer, March 2007 (Volume 23, No. 3)
  • "Workers' Compensation Changes for Health Care Providers," Health Care Lawyer, September 2006 (Volume 23, No. 1)

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Medicare and Reimbursement Issues,” March 31, 2014
  • Presenter, “Lawyers as HIPAA Business Associates,” October 4, 2013
  • Webinar panelist, "The new HIPAA standards: Are you ready?" August 22, 2013
  • Co-presenter, “Protecting Health Data: Changes and Action Steps for Health Plans, Providers and Their Business Associates,” July 25, 2013
  • Moderator, “Privacy Breach Notification and the New HIPAA/HITECH Regulations,” May 30, 2013
  • Moderator, “Emerging Health Care Delivery Models,” April 19, 2013
  • Webinar presenter, “ACO Beneficiary Assignment and Physician Exclusivity,” March 13, 2013
  • Webinar presenter, “Medicare Payment to Physicians and Others Covered Under Part B,” January 9, 2013
  • Moderator, “National Healthcare Reform and Its Effect on Illinois Employers and Health Insurance,” November 8, 2012
  • Presenter, “HIPAA/HITECH Update,” October 18, 2012
  • Webinar co-presenter, “ACO Emerging Trends – Lessons Learned on ACO Start-Up,” September 14, 2012
  • Moderator, “National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius: A Final Decision on Health Care Reform?”
  • Panelist, "Healthcare Disaster Recovery Planning & HIPAA Security Compliance: Best Practices," Techweek Conference 2012
  • Webinar moderator, "Physician Supervision Requirements and False Claims Implications for Diagnostic Testing," January 10, 2012
  • Webinar co-presenter, "HITECH and HIPAA Security Compliance: Critical Issues for Healthcare Organizations, " December 14, 2011
  • Webinar co-presenter, “HITECH and HIPAA Security Compliance: Critical Issues for Healthcare Organizations,” October 4, 2011
  • Panelist, "Roundtable Discussion of Recent Issues Affecting Physicians," Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, February 9, 2011
  • "Structuring Ancillary Revenue Transactions," Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, February 9-10, 2009
Phone
312-642-2203
FAX
312-280-8232
Locations
  • 300 N. LaSalle Street
    Suite 2100
    Chicago, IL 60654