David J. Hyman

Of Counsel
Tulsa, Oklahoma
D: 918.591.5350
C: 918.629.1592
F: 918.925.5350
Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Suite 700
Tulsa, OK 74103-3117
David J. Hyman

David J. Hyman represents physicians, hospitals, clinics and specialty service providers throughout Oklahoma in contracts, business organization, professional and facility regulation and licensure, reimbursement, physician-hospital relations, and fraud and abuse compliance matters. David is also an arbitrator and mediator for the American Health Lawyers Association ADR Service, and an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

He is a well-known leader among lawyers who serve the healthcare industry, having served as the Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association Healthcare Law Section, and as a Vice-Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association Physician Practice Group. David has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Tulsa College of Law, teaching healthcare finance and organization law. David is a contributor to the American Health Lawyers Association’s publication Representing Physicians Handbook published in 2006, 2009 and 2013, authoring chapters on physician employment agreements, practice organization entities and non-physician practitioners.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a physician practice group in a federal fraud/abuse and privacy compliance audit and in developing a related compliance plan.
  • Advised a physician certification board regarding state regulation matters.
  • Represented a long-term care facility in Medicare reimbursement and patient care disputes.
  • Represented a tax-exempt hospital in a sale to a for-profit hospital, including assistance with acquisition of fairness opinion, due diligence and all other matters attendant to the sale.
  • Provided advice to providers on regulatory and reimbursement matters arising under Medicare and Medicaid, including anti-kickback, Stark Law and private inurement compliance. 
  • Representation for physicians in practice recruitment negotiations, peer review/medical staff disputes, challenges to post-employment restrictions, challenges to regulatory actions and Medicare reimbursement appeals.
  • Guidance to physician practice groups on merger transaction, hospital co-management arrangements and group dissolutions.
  • Representation in proceedings of the Departments of Health, State Medicaid agency, the Attorney General's and Inspector General's offices, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Preparation of medical staff bylaws, policies and related documents
  • Design and implement corporate, HIPAA, Medicare reimbursement and other compliance programs
  • Served as hearing officer for hospital in peer review/medical staff disputes and as arbitrators in numerous other healthcare industry disputes

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Past Vice Chair, Physicians Practice Group, Physicians Law Institute Planning Committee
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Past Chair, Healthcare Law Section
  • Member, Tulsa County Bar Association
  • AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Listed in Best Lawyers for Health Care Law, 2007-2017
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, 2008-2011

Published Works

  • Chapters 1 (“Physician Practice Organizations”) and 3 (“Employment Agreements"), American Health Lawyers Association, Representing Physicians Handbook, 2006
  • Chapter 19: “Introduction to Nonphysician Practitioners”, American Health Lawyers Association, Representing Physicians Handbook, 2d Edition., 2009
  • Chapter 19: "Non-Physician Practitioners", American Health Lawyers Association, Representing Physicians Handbook, 3d Edition, 2013
  • Nonphysician Practitioners: A Bridge To The Future In Healthcare, Health Lawyers Weekly, Vol. VIII Issue 11, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Articles editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University


  • J.D., Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Dean’s List, AmJur Award (Federal Securities Regulation), Articles Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 1981
  • B.A., English, History, Vanderbilt University, 1974

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1981
  • Oklahoma, 1985
  • United States District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1981
  • United States District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1985
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1985
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, 1985

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08.15.1725 Lawyers from Doerner Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018
08.15.16Congratulations to our Doerner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017!!
10.05.15David J. Hyman Comments on "The Price of Good Will" in The Ambulatory M&A Advisor
09.03.15Tulsa County Medical Society: May the Government Have Your Patients' Health Information?
08.17.15Congratulations to our Doerner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016!!
11.03.14David Hyman Appointed Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association
10.01.14"Fear and Hope on the Medical Staff" - by David Hyman
07.01.14Doerner Saunders Named a "Preferred Associate" by the Oklahoma State Medical Association
07.01.14David J. Hyman Recently Featured
02.03.14David J. Hyman Recently Published
01.01.14"New Medicare Category of Physicians Payment: Complex Chronic Care Management" by David J. Hyman
08.15.13Congratulations to our lawyers selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014!
02.01.13David J. Hyman Contributes to the 3rd Edition of the Representing Physicians Handbook
01.01.13Best Lawyers Recognizes Doerner Attorneys
09.07.12David Hyman Interviewed by OETA Regarding the Future of Medicare
02.01.12David Hyman Featured as a Specialist in Urban Tulsa Weekly Cover Story
11.01.112011 Super Lawyers® Announced
08.01.11Doerner Lawyers Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
08.01.11Doerner Saunders Attorney Quoted in Health Care Publication
06.01.11David J. Hyman Joins Doerner, Saunders' Healthcare Practice


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