Albert "Chip" Hutzler, JD, MBA, CVA

Partner—JD, MBA, CVA
424 Church Street, Suite 2000, Nashville TN 37219

Value At Work


As a Partner with HMS Valuation Partners, Chip Hutzler focuses primarily on a wide variety of compensation arrangements, including provider employment agreements, medical directorships, and ER call coverage services.  He has spent the last 18 years as a healthcare valuator and compensation consultant, focused on helping clients comply with various health laws that impact them, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, HIPAA, EMTALA, Medicare Conditions of Participation, IRS Regulations and state and local healthcare laws.  Chip is also a frequent speaker and author on health law and valuation topics.     


Chip holds the degrees of Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Maryland, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Pennsylvania. He also is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Professional Memberships / Certifications:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts


Chip draws on his experience in financial analyses and the law as he works with each client beyond the valuation request to ensure their compliance.  He focuses on providing each client with a defensible opinion that is rooted in valuation theory and contemplates the regulatory landscape.   Working through complex transactions, clients quickly realize his level of expertise and benefit from his comprehensive view on each engagement.

Value Outside Work

My favorite things to do as a kid were. . .

I liked to ride my bike around the neighborhood and play pick-up baseball with the other nearby kids.  I also loved to go to Maine in the summer and hike up to the top of tall mountains for the great view. 

As a big kid, I like to. . .

Golf, ski, play guitar or keyboards (for fun – I am no expert), or just listen to live music.  I still like to hike, but a little less than I used to. I also like to watch sports or movies, and to travel to new and fun places when time permits.

One of the things I hope to do. . .

Visit more fun and new places (New Zealand, Botswana and Alaska are just a few examples of the many places on my long list); spend time with old friends and meet some new ones too.

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