Albert D. Hutzler, JD, MBA, CVA

Partner

Address: 2101 NW Corporate Blvd., Suite 400
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: (561) 330-3488

Fax: (561) 330-3266

Email: chutzler@hcfmv.com

Albert “Chip” Hutzler is a Partner in the Boca Raton and Nashville offices.

Hutzler has 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, he 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, 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.

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. Hutzler also serves as a Vice Chair of the Physician Issues Interest Group for the ABA’s Health Law Section.

PRACTICE AREA

  • Automated FMV Solutions™
  • Compensation Valuation

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Co-Presenter – Roundtable discussion: ABA Proposed Resolution Regarding the Stark Law, with Donald Romano, Foley & Lardner LLP, Sidney S. Welch, Akerman LLP, and Clay Countryman, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, LLP, ABA Emerging Issues in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, March 14, 2019.
  • Co-Presenter – Structuring Physician Compensation Arrangements, with Anna M. Grizzle, JD, Bass, Berry, & Sims, and Tizgel High, VP and Associate General Counsel, Physician Services, LifePoint Health. Webinar hosted by Strafford Legal Webinars, March 12, 2019.
  • Co-Presenter – Recurring Problems in Physician Compensation and How To Solve Them, with Mandy Hayes-Chandler, Regional General Counsel, SSM Health, AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, San Antonio, TX, February, 2019.
  • Co-Presenter – Physician Compensation Trends to Consider in Establishing Fair Market Value, with Rud Blumentritt, Horne LLP and Jessica Gustafson, The Health Law Partners, Webinar hosted by the ABA Health Law Section, January, 2019.
  • Co-Presenter – Healthcare Valuation in The Value-Based Era, with Jason Ruchaber, Root Valuation, Colorado Bar National CLE Conference, Snowmass, CO, January, 2019.
  • Co-Presenter – All Things Stark in 2018, with Mathew S. Edgar, Technical Adviser, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), ABA Washington Health Law Summit, Washington, DC, December, 2018.
  • Co-Presenter – Fundamentals of Health Care Valuation for Lawyers, with Carol Hendry, In House Counsel at Providence St. Joseph, AHLA Fundamentals of Health Law, Chicago, IL, November, 2018.
  • Co-Presenter – Physician Compensation: Why is It So Hard to Do It Right?, with Robert Homchick, Esq., Davis Wright Tremaine, & Albert Shay, Esq., Morgan Lewis, AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum, Baltimore, MD, September, 2018.
  • Co-Presenter – Telemedicine Agreements: FMV and Commercial Reasonableness Compliance in Compensation Arrangements, with Luis Argueso, Director, and Alex Houston, Senior Associate, both of HealthCare Appraisers. Webinar hosted by Strafford Legal Webinars, August 8, 2018.
  • Co-Presenter – Fundamentals 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-Presenter – Structuring 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-Presenter – A 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-Presenter – Incentivizing 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-Presenter – Structuring 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-Presenter – Physician 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 Member – Laissez 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, New Orleans, LA, March 8-10, 2017.
  • Co-Presenter – A 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-Presenter – Alternative Payment Models for Physicians, with David Hilgers, Esq. Partner, Husch Blackwell, and Sidney Summers Welch, Esq., Partner, Polsinelli, Colorado Bar National CLE Conference, Snowmass, CO, January 5, 2017.
  • Co-Presenter – Quick 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-Presenter – Fair 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-Presenter – Physician Compensation in the Cross-Hairs, with Robert Homchick, Esq., Davis Wright Tremaine, & Albert Shay, Esq., Morgan Lewis, AHLA In-House Counsel Program, 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-Presenter – Ensuring 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-Presenter – The Evolution of Value-Based Compensation Using Clinically Integrated Networks, with John Washlick, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Austin, TX, February 8-10, 2016.
  • Panel Discussion Member – Addressing Physician Compensation Issues in Due Diligence, Nashville Healthcare Fraud Conference, hosted by Bass Berry & Sims PLC and Tennessee Hospital Association, Nashville, TN, December 3, 2015.
  • Webinar Co-Presenter – Fair 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-Presenter – Fair Market Value Primer: Basic Concepts and Emerging Trends, with Joseph Wolfe, Esq. Attorney, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC, AHLA Fundamentals Program, Chicago, IL, November 15-17, 2015.
  • Webinar Panel Discussion Moderator – Latest 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 AHLA, October 23, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter – Fair Market Value Primer, with Joseph Wolfe, Esq., Partner, Hall Render, AHLA Fraud & Compliance Conference, Baltimore, MD, 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-Presenter – DIY FMV: When is an Internal Valuation Enough?, with William W. Horton, JD, Partner, Jones Walker, AHLA In-House Counsel Program, Washington, DC, June 28, 2015.
  • 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-Presenter – Practice 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 Physicians Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL, June 10-12, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter – Compliance 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-Presenter – Fundamentals 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.
  • Presentation – Compliance 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 In-House Counsel Program & Annual Meeting, New York City, June 29-July 2, 2014.
  • Webinar Co-Presenter – Fair 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 Member – Anatomy 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-Presenter – Physician 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 Physicians & Hospitals Law Institute, New Orleans, LA, February 5-7, 2014.
  • Co-Presenter – Physician Compensation: From Soup to Nuts, with David Hilgers, Esq. Husch Blackwell, and Sidney Welch, Esp., Kilpatrick, Townsend, Colorado Bar National CLE Conference, Vail, CO, January 8-12, 2014.
  • Webinar – Do-It-Yourself Valuation: When and How to determine Fair Market Value Without an Outside Appraiser, hosted by ABA Health Law Section, 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, ABA Health eSource, Vol. 10, No. 3, November 2013.
  • Webinar Co-Presenter – Practical 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 AHLA, November 6, 2013.
  • Tuomey – Another Verdict – FMV Boxing Match Continues, ABA Health eSource, (an online publication of the ABA Health Law Section), Vol. 10, No. 1, September 2013.
  • Co-Presenter – Fundamentals of Healthcare Valuation for Health Lawyers and Compliance Officers, with Theresa Carnegie, Esq., Mintz Levin, AHLA-HCCA 2013 Fraud & Compliance Forum, Baltimore, MD, September 30, 2013.
  • Co-Presenter – Fair Market Valuations – Exploring the Black Box, with David Hilgers, Esq., Husch Blackwell, and Marc Shelton, MD, Prairie Cardiovascular, ABA Physician Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL, June 13, 2013.
  • 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, Nashville, TN, April 25-26, 2013.
  • Co-Presenter – What 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, Baltimore, MD, March 19, 2013.
  • Roundtable Panelist – Valuators Roundtable, ABA Emerging Issues in Health Law Institute 2013, Business & Transactions Practice Group Lunch, Miami, FL, February 22, 2013.
  • Co-presenter – Lessons from the Trenches: Guidance on Fair Market Value from the OIG and the Courts (with Andrew J. Demetriou, Esq., Credo Law Partners), Colorado Bar 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, & AHLA, December 2012.
  • Webinar Co-presenter – Challenges 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 the ABA Health Law Section, December 13, 2012.
  • Co-presenter – ACO 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, Baltimore, MD, September 30-October 2, 2012.
  • 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 ABA Health Law Section), Vol 24, No. 3, February 2012.
  • Co-presenter – Valuation Issues and Compliance Considerations (with Michael K. Loucks, JD, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom), Colorado Bar 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., AHLA’s Hospitals & Health Systems RX, Volume 13, No. 2, December 2011.
  • Presentation – The 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 panelist – Bradford Case’s Impact on Hospital-Physician Arrangements with Donald Romano, JD, Arent Fox, Julie Kass, JD, OBER|KALER, and John Washlick, JD, Cozen O’Connor. Webinar hosted by AHLA, June 15, 2011.
  • Presentation – Physician Compensation Under Accountable Care Organizations and Other Models Old and New. 2011 Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 13, 2011.
  • Presentation – Physician Compensation Surveys and Fair Market Value Explained. 2010 Ohio Hospital Assn Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, June 15, 2010.
  • Moderator for Teleconference – Best Practices in Structuring Call Coverage After the Recent OIG Advisory Opinion 09-05. Hosted by AHLA, March 31, 2010.
  • Presentation – Law & 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 presentation – Determining Fair Market Value in the Current Market Climate, HFMA-New Hampshire-Vermont Chapter, February 4, 2010.
  • Moderator for Teleconference – Best Practices in Structuring Call Coverage After the Recent OIG Advisory Opinion 09-05. Hosted by AHLA, September 24, 2009.
  • Presentation – A Practical Examination of Fair Market Value in Healthcare. HFMA-SW Ohio Chapter, May Institute, May 14, 2009, Lebanon, OH.
  • Moderator for AHLA FMV Affinity Group Discussion – Recent FMV Trends and the Impact of the Current Economy. AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Phoenix, AZ, February 9-11, 2009.
  • 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 Discussion – Recent FMV Trends and Developments. AHLA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 30-July 2008.

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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)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association – Health Law Section
    • Vice Chair of Physician Issues Interest Group (2017 to present)
  • 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)