David Morris has a deep understanding of the dynamics that propel and shape value-based care transactions. David advises clients in connection with the development of direct contracting relationships between self-funded employers and health care provider organizations; the formation of clinically integrated networks (CINs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs); and the structuring and negotiation of value-based and risk-based payment arrangements (e.g., shared risk, bundled payment, capitation, and percent of premium arrangements).
David assists clients with the formation of joint ventures and other complex arrangements that are driven by evolving expectations with respect to value-based reimbursement and care delivery; assists health care providers, digital health, direct-to-consumer and telehealth companies, and other industry participants navigate state and federal regulatory requirements, including compliance with California's Knox-Keene Act and other state insurance laws; and counsels plan sponsors regarding administrative service arrangements with third-party administrators and pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs).
Before joining Jones Day, David represented health care providers at another internationally recognized law firm, and later served as in-house counsel for one of California's largest health plans. In 2010, David advised the plan in connection with the development of one of the country's first ACO-like programs serving commercial members. David's experience on both the provider and payer sides of the table enable him to bring a distinctive, multidimensional perspective to every client engagement.
David is past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Law & Medicine and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (CSHA).
- June 11, 2020
Healthcare on the Other Side: Payer-Provider Relationship Will Dictate the Post-COVID-19 Landscape
- February 28, 2019
American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits: Health Plan Savings with Direct Contracting with Health Care Providers – How to Structure and Avoid Compliance Pitfalls
- July 31, 2015
American Health Lawyers Association, Accountable Care Organizations Task Force: The New MSSP Final Rule; What's Next for the Future of ACOs?
- September 29, 2012
Healthcare Payment Reform: PPCA and Beyond, St. Alphonsus Health System Board and Physician Retreat
- Boston University (J.D. with a concentration in Health Care Law 1995); University of California, Berkeley (B.S. in Rhetoric and Political Science 1990)
Recommended by The Legal 500 United States as "highly regarded" in the area of health care: health insurers (2016-2020)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2021)