David E. Schweighoefer Partner
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David is a partner in Brouse McDowell's Health Care Practice Group. He represents and counsels clients regarding transactional legal guidance and strategic advice. Typical matters include regulatory compliance, corporate compliance program development, provider insurance contracting, RAC and ZPIC audits and appeals, Federal reimbursement overpayments, employment contracts, vendor agreements, and practice acquisitions and mergers. He has knowledge in designing and implementing Stark-compliant physician compensation programs, anti-kickback reviews for DME, home health, long term care providers and medical device companies. David advises hospital providers on HCQIA Fair Hearing procedures, medical staff bylaws and assists these providers with HIPAA and security risk analyses, and breach notification protocols.
David has assisted facilities and providers to operate successfully in changing regulatory environments; achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance with the Joint Commission Standards, AOA, CMS, ODMH, and the Ohio Department of Health, as well as interpreting Medicare Physician Fee Schedule issues and outpatient-based provider matters.
David currently serves as outside General Counsel for a large non-profit provider of mental health and housing services, and he has extensive experience in the area of behavioral medicine. Prior to law school, he served as a Hospital CEO at hospitals in Milwaukee and northeast Ohio, and COO of a multi-hospital regional system. He has experience in the design, development and implementation of behavioral medicine services as well as new construction and renovation of inpatient and outpatient programs. David is an adjunct professor for Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he teaches courses in Fraud and Abuse, Health Care Law, Psychiatry and the Law, and HIPAA, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, teaching Professional Judgement and Ethics.