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Thomas Hutchinson
OVERVIEW

Thomas N. Hutchinson

Partner

Indianapolis

11 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-261-7975

F 317-231-7433

Working with for-profit and nonprofit healthcare providers across the country, Tom Hutchinson is valued for his skills in a wide variety of health law matters. Healthcare providers and organizations rely on Tom for his creative and practical approach in helping solve problems and execute complex transactions from start to finish.

OVERVIEW

Working with for-profit and nonprofit healthcare providers across the country, Tom Hutchinson is valued for his skills in a wide variety of health law matters. Healthcare providers and organizations rely on Tom for his creative and practical approach in helping solve problems and execute complex transactions from start to finish.

With more than 25 years of experience, Tom concentrates his practice on the business aspects of health law. He has extensive experience advising on matters related to physician practice acquisitions, hospital-physician joint ventures, clinical co-management arrangements, professional services arrangements and Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance.

Tom regularly advises ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, hospitals and health systems, and post-acute providers and senior living facilities, with a particular emphasis on orthopedic and urology ventures. He has been outside general counsel to a large orthopedic practice and specialty hospital.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Tom chaired the healthcare practice at an Indianapolis-based law firm.

Professional and Community Involvement

Former chair, Indiana State Bar Association, Health Law Section

Former chair, Indianapolis Bar Association, Health Law Section

Former chair, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation Board

Member and former vice president, American Bar Association Physician Interest Group

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Honors

Indiana Super Lawyers, 2012-2023

Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2010

EXPERIENCE
Experience

Physician Representation

  • Served as outside general counsel to a large orthopedic practice and orthopedic specialty hospital
  • Structured co-managed service line arrangement between a physician group and a hospital system
  • Negotiated an exclusive on-call and medical director agreement with multi-campus hospital system
  • Represented physicians in the sale of physician-owned imaging center to a local hospital
  • Represented sellers in connection with private equity backed management company acquisitions, including use of “Friendly PC” model
  • Represented physician group in the development of medical office complex
  • Represented numerous physician practices in sales to hospital systems

Hospital Representation

  • Assisted hospital in acquisition of multiple physician practices and related ancillary facilities
  • Assisted in conversion of hospital wing to freestanding licensed orthopedic hospital and syndicated it to physicians
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest health systems on the syndication of an orthopedic hospital joint venture
  • Assisted hospitals and healthcare systems in maintaining their tax-exempt status and fighting state and local efforts to eliminate their tax exemptions

Other Representation

  • Advised a startup on corporate and regulatory issues for development of an on-site employee health center
  • Represented an ambulatory surgery center in acquisition of an additional licensed location
  • Assisted a Continuing Care Retirement Community in establishing new university-affiliated campus
  • Assisted with Medicare, Medicaid, and state licensing filings in connection with Change of Ownership (CHOW) of multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities for UPL-IGT program
  • Represented trade association on general governance and member relations matters
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