John E. Hintz, Of Counsel

Biography

John Hintz focuses his practice on health care business transactions, including forming and administering clinically integrated networks, negotiating managed care contracts (including risk and other value-based reimbursement arrangements), and establishing and maintaining clients’ legal compliance (including antitrust, insurance, and data sharing).

John's clients include health care providers (vertically-integrated systems, clinically integrated networks, accountable care organizations, physician-hospital organizations, hospitals and hospital systems, large and small physician groups, individual practice associations, ancillary providers, etc.), payers (indemnity insurers, HMOs, self-funded employers, reinsurers, Taft-Hartley Trust Funds, etc.), third-party administrators, PPOs, billers, and others.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel in the formation, development, and implementation of one of the nation's largest clinically integrated networks consisting of 53 hospitals, 1,180 clinics, and over 8,400 clinicians, including clinical integration program design and managed care contract negotiations
  • Lead counsel to a large, multi-specialty group IPA (over 450 physicians) in the formation and administration of its clinical integration program, including the joint-negotiation of dozens of managed care contracts with multiple third party payers
  • Lead counsel in the formation, development, and implementation of a multi-specialty group IPA (100+ physicians) and its initial clinical integration program, including securing first-time managed care contracts with the IPA’s market-dominant payers
  • Lead counsel on behalf of a multi-specialty group IPA in its joint venture formation of a separate, clinically integrated physician-hospital organization designed to operate as an accountable care organization
  • Lead counsel on hundreds of managed care contract negotiations on behalf of health care providers (from solo physician practitioners to large, multi-hospital vertically-integrated systems), including individual transactions controlling revenues in excess of $200,000,000 annually
  • Lead counsel on hundreds of managed care contract negotiations on behalf of various forms of third party payers, including individual transactions controlling revenues in excess of $250,000,000 annually

John worked as a clinical physiologist before becoming an attorney. He began his legal career with Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, focusing on health care litigation, insurance compliance, and corporate business transactions. He then transitioned into an executive role, assuming responsibility for development, contractual negotiation, and administration of provider networks for Blue Cross and its subsidiaries, before moving into private practice.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University (J.D., 1994)
  • University of Arizona (M.S., 1990)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (B.S., 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Managed Health Care, Marquette University Law School
  • Arizona Bar Association (Member)
  • Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc. (Former Board Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as one of the country’s ten Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyers