Jim Hills, CPA/ABV

Partner

Office: Chicago

Phone: (847) 756-6150

Fax: (877) 443-2525

Email: jhills@hcfmv.com

Jim Hills is a Partner in the Chicago office.

Hills’ practice focuses on fair market valuation analysis of healthcare provider compensation relationships, with a concentration in physician employment and professional services arrangements.  Other practice areas include medical director/thought leader compensation, hospital-based specialty collections guarantees and subsidies, compensated call coverage services, service and management agreements, litigation support, as well as retrospective analyses in response to investigative demands or internal compliance reviews related to potential self-disclosure.

Hills has over 33 years of corporate finance, operations, business development and public accounting experience, with more than 28 years of experience in the healthcare sector.  Prior to joining HealthCare Appraisers, he served in various capacities, including Director of Finance & Administration for a privately held, real estate developer; Vice President of Finance & Administration for a privately held, home-health provider; Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Development for a privately held, national neuro-musculoskeletal physician management company; Director of Mergers and Acquisition for a publicly traded, physician practice management company; and Manager for a national public accounting firm. Hills’ broad business experience includes structuring, negotiating and financing acquisition transactions, acquisition due diligence, business development, treasury management, risk management, initial public offerings, bank financing, financial reporting, contract negotiation, accounting, finance, human resources and operations.

Hills received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida.  He is a certified public accountant (CPA)* and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) certification from the AICPA.

PRACTICE AREA

  • Compensation Valuation

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Panel Discussion Member – Key Valuation Issues in Healthcare, with Jim Carr, ASA, Partner, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc., Greg Koonsman, Senior Managing Director & Founder, VMG Health, Jonathan Helm, Managing Director, VMG Health, Moderated by Scott Becker, Esq., Partner, McGuireWoods, Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual CEO & CFO Roundtable, Chicago, IL November 9, 2016.
  • Co-presenter with Michael Blau, JD, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP – Going Hospital-Based: Getting the Deal Done – Transactional Issues, 2012 Cancer Center Business Summit, Fort Worth, TX, October 12, 2012.
  • Co-Presenter with Alan H. Einhorn, JD, Of Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP – Buying & Selling Oncology Practices, Cancer Center Business Summit 2011, Chicago, IL, October 14, 2011.

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EDUCATION

  • University of Florida, Fisher School of Accounting, Gainesville, FL, Bachelor of Accountancy

CREDENTIALS

  • Certified Public Accountant – licensed in Illinois
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA)

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Kennedy Homes, Deerfield Beach, FL, Director of Finance and Administration
  • OMNI Home Care, Inc., Coral Springs, FL, Vice President of Finance and Administration
  • OMNA Medical Partners, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Development (formerly a neuro-musculoskeletal physician management company)
  • InPhyNet Medical Management, Inc., Plantation, FL, Director of Mergers and Acquisition (formerly a publicly traded physician practice management company)
  • Ernst & Young, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Audit Manager

Recent Insights

Avoiding Red Flags in Medical Directorships – A Valuator’s Guide

Authors: Fred Lara, CFA, ASA, CVA and Kevin Obletz, JD, CVAOriginally published by the American Association of Provider Compensation Professionals. "The cornerstones of regulatory compliance, the concepts of commercial reasonableness and fair market value (“FMV”) are...

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CMS Proposed Updates to Open Payments Program

Author: David W. Sands, CVA Download the PDFThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Proposed Rule for the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (as of July 2021)[1] includes updates to the Open Payments Program to require additional information with respect to the...

Upcoming Events

Sept 21 – Oct 1 | AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum 2021

HealthCare Appraisers is the Exclusive Platinum Sponsor of both the virtual and in-person events. This important program brings together legal counsel, compliance officers, and government representatives for an invaluable learning and networking opportunity. The...