Albert “Chip” Hutzler

Albert "Chip" Hutzler Partner

JD, MBA, CVA

Partner

Mr. Hutzler is a Partner at HealthCare Appraisers, with more than 20 years of experience as a financial analyst and more than 25 years of experience as an attorney, including positions in healthcare law, private equity investment banking, strategic business development and business affairs.  At HealthCare Appraisers, Mr. Hutzler has focused on fair market value analysis of hospital arrangements with physicians for clients nationwide, including on-call arrangements, medical directorships, employment arrangements, clinical trial agreements and agreements related to clinically integrated networks.  Prior to joining HealthCare Appraisers, he worked for a law firm representing healthcare clients, including a large health system, in various physician contracting arrangements, healthcare law and investment matters.  Prior to that, Mr. Hutzler worked for a private equity firm in Miami, Florida where he managed investment holdings, performed financial analysis and served as in-house counsel.  Previously, he worked for nearly a decade in various facets of the entertainment industry.

Mr. Hutzler is Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and holds the degrees of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School, and Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Maryland.  He is a regular speaker on healthcare valuation issues, and is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), where he served as Vice Chair of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group from 2009 to 2015, and served as the founding Chair of the FMV Affinity Group from 2007 to 2009.  He also serves as a Vice Chair of the Physician Issues Interest Group for the ABA’s Health Law Section.

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  • Co-PresenterFundamentals of Health Care Valuation for Lawyers, with Tizgel High, VP and Associate General Counsel, Physician Services, LifePoint Health. AHLA Fundamentals of Health Law, Chicago, IL, November 6-8, 2017.
  • Co-PresenterStructuring Physician Compensation Arrangements for Compliance in Today’s Enforcement Environment, with Anna M. Grizzle, JD, Bass, Berry, & Sims, and Tizgel High, VP and Associate General Counsel, Physician Services, LifePoint Health. Tennessee Bar Association 29th Annual Health Law Forum, Franklin, TN, October 5, 2017.
  • Co-PresenterA Brave New World: Defending Physician Compensation Arrangements in the Current Enforcement Environment, with Anna M. Grizzle, JD, Bass, Berry, & Sims, and Tizgel High, VP and Associate General Counsel, Physician Services, LifePoint Health. AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum, Baltimore, MA, October 4-6, 2017.
  • Co-PresenterIncentivizing Physicians to Provide the “Right” Level of Care: Hospital/Physician Payment Arrangements in the 21st Century, with Albert W. Shay, Partner, Morgan Lewis, and Tizgel High, VP and Associate General Counsel, Physician Services, LifePoint Health. AHLA In-House Counsel Program & Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 25-28, 2017.
  • Webinar Co-PresenterStructuring Physician Compensation Arrangements, with Anna M. Grizzle, JD, Bass, Berry, & Sims, and Tizgel High, VP and Associate General Counsel, Physician Services, LifePoint Health. Hosted by Strafford Legal Webinars, May 9, 2017.
  • Co-PresenterPhysician Compensation and Fair Market Value, with Jennifer B. Claymon, Reed, Claymon, Meeker & Hargett, PLLC and Stephen G. Wohleb, Ascension Texas, UT Law’s 29th Annual Health Law Conference, Houston, TX, April 5-7, 2017.
  • Panel Discussion MemberLaissez les Bons Temps Rouler: Hope for Potential Stark Law Changes, with Violet Anderson, Regional General Counsel, CHRISTUS Health, and Clay Countryman, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP, ABA Emerging Issues in Healthcare 2017, New Orleans, LA, March 8-10, 2017.
  • Co-PresenterA Brave New World: Structuring Compliant Physician Compensation Arrangements in the Current Enforcement Environment, with Anna Grizzle, Esq., Member, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC, and Tizgel High, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, LifePoint Health, Inc., AHLA Physicians and Hospital Law Institute, Orlando, FL, February 1-3, 2017.
  • Co-PresenterAlternative Payment Models for Physicians, with David HIlgers, Esq. Partner, Husch Blackwell, and Sidney Summers Welch, Esq., Partner, Polsinelli, ABA & Colorado Bar Association 34th Annual National CLE Conference – Health Law, Snowmass, CO, January 5, 2017.
  • Co-PresenterQuick Hits – Physician Compensation, with Bill Campbell, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, and Danielle Sloane, Member, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference, hosted by Bass Berry & Sims, Nashville, TN, December 1, 2016.
  • Webinar Co-PresenterFair Market Value in Hospital and Physician Transactions: Complying with Anti-Kickback and Self-Referral Laws, with Albert Shay, Esq., Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, hosted by Strafford Webinars, November 30, 2016.
  • Co-Presenter – Fundamentals of Health Care Valuation for Lawyers, with Louis Glaser, Esq., Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, AHLA Fundamentals of Health Law, Chicago, IL, November 13-15, 2016.
  • Co-PresenterPhysician Compensation in the Cross-Hairs, with Robert Homchick, Esq., Davis Wright Tremaine, & Albert Shay, Esq., Morgan Lewis, AHLA In-House Counsel Program 2016, Denver, CO, June 26, 2016.
  • Is Median Compensation in the Crosshairs?, with Jim Carr, MBA, ASA, Partner and Matthew Milliron, MBA, Director, HealthCare Appraisers, Hospitals & Health Systems RX, (a publication of the AHLA Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group), Vol. 18, No. 2, May, 2016.
  • Co-PresenterEnsuring Compliant Complex Transactions – Role of In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel, and Outside Valuators, with Timothy Adelman, Esq, Partner, LeClairRyan, and Robert Gerberry, Esq, SVP & General Counsel, Summa Health System, AHLA Health Care Transactions Program, Nashville, TN, May 17-18, 2016.
  • Understanding The Mistakes That Could Cost You: Leaving Money On The Table In A Transaction, featured expert, with John J. Hakanson, Senior Associate, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc., The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, February 22, 2016.
  • Co-PresenterThe Evolution of Value-Based Compensation Using Clinically Integrated Networks, with John Washlick, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, February 8-10, 2016, Austin, TX.
  • Panel Discussion MemberAddressing Physician Compensation Issues in Due Diligence, Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference, hosted by Bass Berry & Sims PLC and Tennessee Hospital Association, December 3, 2015, Nashville, TN.
  • Webinar Co-PresenterFair Market Value in Hospital and Physician Transactions: Complying with Anti-Kickback and Self-Referral Law, with Albert Shay, Esq., Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Hosted by Strafford Legal Webinars, November 24, 2015.
  • Co-PresenterFair Market Value Primer: Basic Concepts and Emerging Trends, with Joseph Wolfe, Esq. Attorney, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC, AHLA Fundamentals Program, November 15-17, 2015, Chicago, IL.
  • Webinar Panel Discussion ModeratorLatest Tuomey Decision and What It Means for the Lawyer/Valuator Relationship, with Alan Rumph, Esq., Of Counsel, Baker Donelson, Daniel Melvin, Esq., Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, and Robyn Revelson, Esq., In-House Counsel, Kettering Health Network, hosted by American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), October 23, 2015.
  • Co-PresenterFair Market Value Primer, with Joseph Wolfe, Esq., Partner, Hall Render, AHLA Fraud & Compliance Conference 2015, Hilton Baltimore Hotel, September 27-29, 2015.
  • To stay independent, consider new practice model, featured expert, with David Hilgers, Esq., Partner, Husch Blackwell, Family Practice News, Vol. 45, No. 13, August, 2015.
  • What it takes to maintain an independent practice, featured expert, with David Hilgers, Esq., Partner, Husch Blackwell, Internal Medicine News, Vol. 48, No. 13, August, 2015.
  • Co-PresenterDIY FMV: When is an Internal Valuation Enough?, with William W. Horton, JD, Partner, Jones Walker, AHLA In-House Counsel Program 2015, June 28, 2015, Washington, DC.
  • Do-It-Yourself Valuation: Do You Need an Outside Appraiser to Determine Fair Market Value? Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Reporter, 24 HLR 799, June 25, 2015.
  • Co-PresenterPractice Issues—Maintaining and Sustaining an Independent Practice, with David Hilgers, JD, Partner, Husch Blackwell, Heather Delgado, JD, Barnes & Thornburg, and Matthew Phillips, MD, President, Austin Heart, ABA 2015 Physicians Legal Issues Conference, June 10-12, 2015, Chicago, IL.
  • Co-PresenterCompliance Compensation Methodologies–Advanced Stark Take 2, with Robert Homchick, Esq., Partner, Davis Wright & Tremaine, and Albert Shay, Esq., Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius. AHLA Physicians & Hospitals Law Institute, Las Vegas, NV, February 2-4, 2015.
  • Do Automated Valuation Tools Realize Their Value Proposition?, Executive Brief, Becker’s Hospital Review, Vol. 2014, No. 11, November, 2014.
  • Co-PresenterFundamentals of Health Care Valuation for Health Lawyers and Compliance Officers, with Joseph Wolfe, Esq., Attorney, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC, AHLA Fraud & Compliance Institute, Baltimore, MD, October 6-7, 2014.
  • PresentationCompliance Compensation Methodologies–Advanced Stark, co-presenter with Albert Shay, Esq., Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and Robert G. Homchick, Esq., Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, AHLA 2014 In-House Counsel Program & Annual Meeting, New York City, June 29-July 2, 2014.
  • Webinar Co-PresenterFair Market Value in Hospital and Physician Transactions: Complying with Anti-Kickback and Self-Referral Laws, with Albert W. Shay, Esq., Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, hosted by Strafford Publishing & Webinars, May 21, 2014.
  • Panel Discussion MemberAnatomy of a Valuation, with Andrew J. Demetriou, Esq., Credo LLP, moderated by Terese Farhat, Wachler & Associates, PC, 15th Annual ABA Emerging Issues in Healthcare, Litchfield Park, AZ, February 26-March 1, 2014.
  • Co-PresenterPhysician Compensation Trends Post-PPACA, with Beth Conner Guest, Chief Counsel HealthSpring Senior Segment, CIGNA/HealthSpring, and Patricia O. Powers, Senior Associate General Counsel, Vanderbilt University, AHLA 2014 Physicians & Hospitals Law Institute, New Orleans, LA, February 5-7, 2014.
  • Co-PresenterPhysician Compensation: From Soup to Nuts, with David Hilgers, Esq. Husch Blackwell, and Sidney Welch, Esp., Kilpatrick, Townsend, National CLE Conference, The Law Education Institute, Vail, CO, January 8-12, 2014.
  • WebinarDo-It-Yourself Valuation: When and How to determine Fair Market Value Without an Outside Appraiser, hosted by American Bar Association (ABA), November 21, 2013.
  • Do-It-Yourself Valuation: When and How to determine Fair Market Value Without an Outside Appraiser, by Albert “Chip” Hutzler, JD, MBA, CVA, Partner, HealthCare Appraisers, American Bar Assn (ABA) Health eSource, Vol. 10, No. 3, November 2013.
  • Webinar Co-PresenterPractical and Compliant Solutions for Issues in Evolving Hospital/Physician Affiliations, with D. Louis Glaser, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and Joseph E. Lynch, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, hosted by American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Nov. 6, 2013.
  • Tuomey – Another Verdict – FMV Boxing Match Continues, ABA Health eSource, (an online publication of the American Bar Association Health Law Section), Vol. 10, No. 1, September 2013.
  • Co-PresenterFundamentals of Healthcare Valuation for Health Lawyers and Compliance Officers, with Theresa Carnegie, Esq., Mintz Levin, AHLA-HCCA 2013 Fraud & Compliance Forum, September 30, 2013, Baltimore, MD.
  • Co-PresenterFair Market Valuations – Exploring the Black Box, with David Hilgers, Esq., Husch Blackwell, and Marc Shelton, MD, Prairie Cardiovascular, ABA Physician Legal Issues Conference, June 13, 2013, Chicago, IL.
  • Panelist –  Hospital-Physician Transactions and Valuation, with Patricia Powers, JD, Partner, Waller Lansden, and Edward Richardson, VP of Physician Development, HCA, AHLA Healthcare Transactions Program, April 25-26, 2013, Nashville, TN.
  • Co-PresenterWhat Every Health Lawyer Needs to Know about Fair Market Value and Valuation Methodologies, with Lisa Ohrin, JD,  VP & Associate General Counsel, Health Management Associates, Maryland State Bar Association Educational Program, March 19, 2013, Baltimore, MD.
  • Roundtable PanelistValuators Roundtable, ABA Emerging Issues in Health Law Institute 2013, Business & Transactions Practice Group Lunch, February 22, 2013, Miami, FL.
  • Co-presenterLessons from the Trenches: Guidance on Fair Market Value from the OIG and the Courts (with Andrew J. Demetriou, Esq., Credo Law Partners), National CLE Conference, Snowmass, CO, January 5, 2013.
  • An Analysis of MGMA’s Compensation by Quartile of Production Data: Compensation Rates Decline as Production Increases, with Timothy R. Smith, CPA/ABV, Touchstone Valuation, LLC, BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Compensation and Valuation, Business Valuation Resources, LLC, & American Health Lawyers Association, December, 2012.
  • Webinar Co-presenterChallenges in the World of Hospital Mergers: Acquiring Physician Practices and Ancillary Business, with Maria Currier, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, Hal S. Katz, Partner, Brown McCarroll LLP,  and Moderator: Beth Connor Guest, Member, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. Hosted by American Bar Association, December 13, 2012.
  • Co-presenterACO Valuation Issues and Economic Challenges in Light of the Regulatory Guidance with Thomas E. Bartrum, JD, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, AHLA-HCCA Fraud & Compliance Forum, September 30-October 2, 2012, Baltimore, MD.
  • Valuation of Professional Services Arrangements: An Alternative to the Traditional Physician Employment Model, with Scott M. Safriet, MBA, AVA, Partner, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. The Health Lawyer (a publication of the American Bar Association Health Law Section), Vol 24, No. 3, February, 2012.
  • Co-presenterValuation Issues and Compliance Considerations (with Michael K. Loucks, JD, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom), National CLE Conference, Snowmass, CO, January 7, 2012.
  • A Balanced Approach to Valuation of Physician Practices, with Jason L. Ruchaber, CFA, ASA, Partner, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.,  Hospitals & Health Systems RX, Volume 13, No. 2, December, 2011.
  • PresentationThe Law and Economics of Pay for Performance, Bundled Payments & Shared Savings: Case Studies, co-presenter with Robert G. Homchick, JD, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, AHLA 2011 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 27, 2011.
  • Webinar panelistBradford Case’s Impact on Hospital-Physician Arrangements with Don Romano, JD, Arent Fox, Julie Kass, JD, OBER|KALER, and John Washlick, JD, Cozen O’Connor. Webinar hosted by AHLA, June 15, 2011.
  • PresentationPhysician Compensation Under Accountable Care Organizations and Other Models Old and New. 2011 Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 13, 2011.
  • PresentationPhysician Compensation Surveys and Fair Market Value Explained.  Ohio Hospital Assn Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 15, 2010.
  • Moderator for TeleconferenceBest Practices in Structuring Call Coverage After the Recent OIG Advisory Opinion 09-05. American Health Lawyers Assn, March 31, 2010.
  • PresentationLaw & Economics in the World of Hospital/Physician Integration, co-presenter with Robert Homchick, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP & Albert Shay, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.  AHLA Hospitals & Health Systems Law Institute, Miami, FL, February 24 & 26, 2010.
  • Webinar presentationDetermining Fair Market Value in the Current Market Climate, HFMA/New Hampshire-Vermont Chapter, February 4, 2010.
  • Moderator for TeleconferenceBest Practices in Structuring Call Coverage After the Recent OIG Advisory Opinion 09-05. American Health Lawyers Association, September 24, 2009.
  • PresentationA Practical Examination of Fair Market Value in Healthcare. Healthcare Financial Management Association-SW Ohio Chapter, May Institute, May 14, 2009, Lebanon, OH.
  • Moderator for AHLA FMV Affinity Group DiscussionRecent FMV Trends and the Impact of the Current Economy. American Health Lawyers Association, Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, February 9-11, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Brandt, A.S. & Hutzler, A.D., Valuation of Physician Consultant Arrangements: Ensuring Compliance within the Pharmaceutical Industry. White Paper, 2008.
  • Moderator for AHLA FMV Affinity Group Round Table Panel DiscussionRecent FMV Trends and Developments.  American Health Lawyers Association, Annual Meeting, June 30- July 2008, San Francisco, CA.

Practice Areas

Mr. Hutzler is involved in numerous types of healthcare valuation analysis, including:

  • Medical director/thought leader compensation
  • Compensated call coverage
  • Physician employment arrangements
  • Service, management and independent contractor agreements
  • Academic, research & similar foundation transactions
  • Clinically Integrated Networks and associated arrangements

Memberships

  • American Bar Association – Health Law Section
  • National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
    • Vice Chair of the Hospitals & Health Systems Practice Group (2009 – 2015)
    • Founder and former Chair of FMV Affinity Group (2007 – 2009)

Education

  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania | Master of Business Administration, Finance
  • University of Maryland School of Law | Juris Doctor
  • University of Pennsylvania | Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics

Credentials

  • Member of the state bar: Florida, California (inactive), Maryland, and the District of Columbia
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA)