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David P. Henninger

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Education

Bucknell University of California, B.A., 1972

University of Maryland, M.A., 1977

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1983, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • 1983, Maryland
  • 1991, California
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David P. Henninger has practiced health care law since 1986 and he served as Chair of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s Transactional Business Practice Group for six years.  Mr. Henninger represents private and public hospitals, physicians and medical groups, diagnostic centers, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmacies, medical equipment companies and other health care entities in all types of business transactions, including the purchase and sale of facilities, the preparation of private offering documents, the structuring of joint ventures, and contract negotiations. He particularly specializes in advising clients regarding a wide variety of regulatory issues, including anti-kickback and physician self- referral laws, antitrust law, public and private reimbursement, licensing and certification issues, and regulatory compliance programs. Mr. Henninger has authored or co-authored numerous publications on healthcare regulatory issues, including an ongoing BNA portfolio on federal self-referral law. Mr. Henninger also authored and annually updates the anti-kickback law and physician self-referral law chapters of the California Hospital Association’s Compliance Manual, developed by the firm for the Association and first published in 2010.

Mr. Henninger has testified as an expert witness in litigation, and frequently lectures on health care issues before such associations as the California Bar Association, the California Healthcare Association, the California Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and the Medical Group Management Association.

Mr. Henninger began his legal career in Maryland, as in-house counsel for Dun & Bradstreet Healthcare Information Services, a consulting and management corporation specializing in the development and operation of managed care programs such as preferred provider organizations and health maintenance organizations. In addition to his corporate duties as in-house counsel, Mr. Henninger negotiated managed care contracts with hospitals and physicians in over fifty managed care networks across the country. 

Prior to his legal career Mr. Henninger held a number of administrative and executive positions with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in health reimbursement and regulatory programs, including the Medicaid Program, licensing and certification, health planning and hospital rate-setting.  In 1985 he served as Executive Director of Maryland’s state-wide health planning and certificate of need program.

Mr. Henninger received his B.A. degree in political science from Bucknell University in 1972 and his M.A. degree from The University of Maryland in urban studies in 1977.  He received his J.D. degree, with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 1983.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • Mr. Henninger served from 1990 through 2005 as a health law lecturer in the Health Sciences Department at California State University at Northridge, and from 2008 until 2010 as a health law lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell  AV Rated Preeminent 
  • One of ten Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyers by Nightingale’s Health Care News, 2008
  • Southern California Super Lawyer multiple years 2005-2017

Publications

Federal Self-Referral Law, BNA Law & Business Series, and continuing updates 

Antikickback Law Chapter, Compliance Manual – California Hospital Association, 2010 and continuing updates

Physician Self-Referral Law Chapter, Compliance Manual – California Hospital Association, 2010 and continuing updates

BNA Health Care Program Compliance Guide, Chapter on Direct and Indirect Relationship Under the Stark Law, 2011 and continuing updates

OIG Latest Compliance Program Challenges Physicians, ACMO Focus, August 2000

Medicare Provider-Based Designation, The AHLA Rap Sheet, Spring 2000

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