David Schweighoefer is a partner with Walter | Haverfield and has over 25 years of combined law firm and hospital administration experience. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer for hospitals in Wisconsin and Ohio, and served as the Chief Operating Officer for a multi-hospital system in northeast Ohio. He has been a partner in an of-counsel capacity at two large law firms in the health care practice groups of both, and successfully developed his own solo practice before joining Walter | Haverfield. He also is an adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, as well as Lake Erie College.
David frequently advises clients on matters including: regulatory and corporate compliance program development, patient rights, and informed consent policies and procedure development; FCA, Anti-kickback and Stark I, II & Phase III guidance to private clients; physician employment and recruitment contracts, compliance guidance for Medicare Secondary Payer requirements; and managed care contracting, lab and pharmacy contract review, and IDTF lease and equipment agreements.In his practice, David has also designed and implemented Stark compliant physician compensation programs, employment contracts, and corporate compliance programs; advised hospital providers on HCQIA Fair Hearing procedures; and guided facilities and providers in their efforts to operate successfully in changing regulatory environments. He has assisted them in other areas as well, including achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance with the Joint Commission Standards, AOA, CMS, ODMH, and the Ohio Department of Health; interpreting Medicare Physician Fee Schedule issues; providing RAC audit compliance advice; and acquiring assisted living facilities.
Professional & Community Associations
- American, Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations
- Member and past Chair, Behavioral Medicine Work Group, Ohio Hospital Association
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys
- Member, Board of Directors, Mental Health Services, Inc. (2007-2008)
- Outside General Counsel (retained), Mental Health Services, Inc. (2009-present)
- Member, Board of Directors, The Free Clinic
- Member, Cleveland Marshall College of Law Advisory Council for Health Law & Public Policy Center
- Leadership Hudson, Class of 2009-2010
- Member, Board of Directors, Hudson Community Foundation
- Member, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE)
- Member, Board of Directors, Emergency Medical Services Outreach Fund of Hudson
- Licensed Amateur Radio Operator
- Adjunct Professor, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 2006-present (courses include: Health Law; Psychiatry and the Law; Fraud and Abuse in Health Care)
- Adjunct Professor, Lake Erie College, 2011-2012 (courses include: Psychology and the Law; Landmark Cases in Mental Health Law)
- "What Employers Need to Know About Healthcare Reform and Other Major Developments in Employment Law," program sponsored by Walter | Haverfield's Public Law and Labor and Employment Law Groups, Independence, Ohio, November 30, 2012.
- "The Affordable Care Act," Institute of Management Accountants Annual Controllers Workshop, Beachwood, Ohio, November 16, 2012.
- "Summary of Benefits & Coverage Webinar" program hosted by Dawson Companies (Health Care Reform Legislative Review), September 19, 2012.
- "Health Law Career Options Fair," panel speaker, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 2012.
- "Ethics and Compliance," Mental Health Services, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, 2012.
- "EMTALA and the Psychiatric Patient," Greater Cincinnati Health Council, 2011.
Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2002
University of Michigan, M.A., Counseling Psychology, 1978
Michigan State University, B.S., 1972
Licensed to Practice
Awards & RecognitionApril, 2011 - Recipient, "Pioneers of Excellence in Health Care Law" award, presented by the Cleveland Marshall Law School Health Law Society
Articles by David E. SchweighoeferMarch 2013 - "Now is the Time to Plan for Changes in the Health Law"
December 12, 2012 - "Health care: evolution or revolution?," Crain's Cleveland Business (Legal Guest Blog)