David Morris draws on his experience as outside counsel to health care providers and as in-house counsel to a health plan to assists clients with complex business arrangements driven by the evolution of value-based reimbursement and care delivery.
David advises health care providers, digital health and telehealth companies, and employers on a variety of transactional matters, including the development of direct contracting arrangements between self-insured health benefit plans and health care provider organizations; the structuring and negotiation of value-based and risk-based payment arrangements (e.g., shared risk, bundled payment, capitation, and percent of premium arrangements); the formation of clinically integrated networks (CINs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs); and the negotiation of administrative services agreements with third-party administrators (TPAs) and pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs). He also advises on compliance with state and federal laws impacting risk-bearing organizations, such as California's Knox-Keene Act and other state insurance laws.
Before joining Jones Day, David provided transactional and regulatory counsel to health care providers at another internationally recognized law firm. He later served as in-house counsel for one of California's largest health plans, where, in 2010, he advised the plan on the development of one of the country's first "accountable care" programs serving commercial plan members. David's unique and deep experience enables 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 (2016-2021)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2021)
Named as a Thompson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer (February 2022)