Rick L. Hindmand


Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Rick focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory, data privacy, cybersecurity, corporate, and transactional matters. Rick represents physicians and other healthcare providers and organizations in structuring group practices, joint ventures, medical device companies, ambulatory surgery centers, provider networks, and ancillary services, as well as physician/hospital alignment strategies and involvement in accountable care organizations (ACOs). His services extend to various corporate and transactional matters, including practice acquisitions and managed care, billing, management, employment, independent contractor, and other service arrangements.

Rick assists healthcare providers and businesses in developing and implementing proactive approaches to identify and address existing and potential compliance challenges. He counsels clients on regulatory, fraud and abuse, data privacy and cybersecurity, reimbursement and professional practice issues, including compliance with the Stark physician self-referral law, federal and state anti-kickback laws, and corporate practice and fee-splitting restrictions. Rick provides guidance with respect to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the HITECH Breach Notification Rule, working with HIPAA covered entities and business associates to implement and update policies, procedures and related safeguards for the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). Rick also assists covered entities and business associates in assessing whether a data breach occurred and in reporting and responding to breaches of PHI and in responding to HIPAA investigations and enforcement activities.


  • 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



  • Presenter, "Structuring Business Associate Agreements for Covered Entities and Business Associates," December 21, 2015
  • Moderator, "Physician Self-Referral Regulations Revisions: Implications and Challenges," December 16, 2015
  • Presenter, “Structuring Physician-Pharmacy Ventures: Minimizing Regulatory Risks, Ensuring Reimbursement,” November 19, 2015
  • Moderator, “Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2016 Proposed Rule: Important Policy Issues to Consider Now,” August 31, 2015 webinar
  • Presenter, "Medicare Chronic Care Management: Billing, Compliance, and Implementation Issues," AHLA webinar March 24, 2015
  • Presenter, “Structuring Physician In-Office Drug Dispensing and Compounding Arrangements,” February 2 and 4, 2015
  • Presenter, "Lawyers as HIPAA Business Associates," November 21, 2014
  • Presenter, "Chronic Care Management Medicare Reimbursement: New Revenue Opportunities for Care Coordination," November 19, 2014
  • 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
  • 300 N. LaSalle Street
    Suite 2100
    Chicago, IL 60654