DeMuro Ph.D., Paul R.

Paul R. DeMuro has practiced extensively in the areas of corporate transactions, accountable care organizations, clinical integration, healthcare antitrust associated with innovative structures and ventures, value-based purchasing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, governance, finance and regulatory compliance. He is also well-versed in Medicare reimbursement, compliance and managed care.

He regularly advises clients across the country on numerous issues, such as clinical integration, biomedical informatics, data analytics, the development of aligned financial incentives in the context of integrated delivery systems and health information technology, including mHealth, social media and telemedicine.

DeMuro primarily represents hospitals, health systems, accountable care organizations, physicians, physician groups, physician practice companies, integrated health systems, hospice facilities, managed care organizations, health care information technology companies, ancillary providers, commercial lenders and investment banks in health care transactions and in internal investigations.

An economist by education, DeMuro is a CPA (Maryland), who holds an MBA (Finance) from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, an MBI (Biomedical Informatics) from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine and a law degree from Washington University, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Law Review. DeMuro is a former National Library of Medicine post-doctoral fellow and obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics at OHSU School of Medicine, where his research area was the use of information technologies to increase quality and reduce costs. He also worked with data analytics in the context of various disease states.

He has authored or co-authored more than 170 publications and has delivered more than 400 presentations around the world.

DeMuro is a former Associate Professor in the Department of Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy.

DeMuro has held positions with the American Bar Association, Medical Group Management Association, Health Care Compliance Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, American Health Lawyers Association and the American Medical Informatics Association. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the International Bar Association, AcademyHealth and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bar Membership

District of Columbia
New York


Oregon Health & Science University 
Portland, OR, 2015
Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics and Master, Biomedical Informatics, 2012

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, 1986
M.B.A., Finance

Washington University
St. Louis, MO, 1979
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Maryland
College Park, MD, 1976
B.A., summa cum laude


University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Accreditations and Certifications

Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Health Care Compliance Association
Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
Medical Group Management Association

ACMPE, Fellow
Healthcare Financial Management Association, Fellow

American Health Lawyers Association, Fellow
American Bar Foundation, Fellow

“The Best Lawyers in America®” for Health Care law, 2016 – 2018

“How Stakeholder Assessment of E-Prescribing Can Help Determine Incentives to Facilitate Management of Care: A Delphi Study” Co-Authors: Joan Ash, PhD, MLS, MBA, Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, Justin Fletcher, MBI, PhD, Cecelia J. Madison, MBI

“Predictive Analytics: New Frontiers in Hospital Pharmaceutical Inventory Management” Co-Author: Richard M. Klass

“Health Information Technology” Chapter 3, Co-Authors: S. H. Siegel, C. Peterson, H. Norwood

“A Quality, Benefit, Cost, and Financial Framework for Health Information Technology, E-Prescribing: A Delphi Study”

“Keeping Internet Pirates at Bay: Ransomware Negotiation in the Healthcare Industry”

“Data Analytics and Population Health – Keys to the Transition to Payment for Quality and Cost Effectiveness”

Some “Unanticipated” Consequences of Obamacare

“In-House Counsel Increasingly Must Focus on Data Analytics”

“How to fight medical errors and optimize treatment plans with Medication Therapy Management programs”

“Providers Attesting to Their Compliance With Meaningful Use Need to Ensure That They Truly Protected Their Electronic Health Information”

“Value-Based Purchasing Using Health Information Technology—The View from South Florida”

“Legal and Regulatory Considerations Associated With the Use of Patient-Centered Health Data From Social Media and Mobile Health (mHealth) Devices”

“Biomedical Informatics’ Global Reach”

“The changing nature of compliance under payment for quality and cost effectiveness”

“Final rule for Accountable Care Organizations: Enabling technologies, Part 2”

“Skilled Nursing Facilities: Quality Reporting and Value-Based Purchasing programs, Part 2”

“Final rule for Accountable Care Organizations: Enabling technologies, Part 1”

“Skilled Nursing Facilities: Quality Reporting and Value-Based Purchasing programs, Part 1”

“Final rule for Accountable Care Organizations: Enabling technologies, Part 2”

“Skilled Nursing Facilities: Quality Reporting and Value-Based Purchasing programs, Part 2”

“Demystifying Data Analytics for General Counsel”

“Predictive Analytics—The Future of Health Care?”

“Opportunity Knocks for Mobile Health Innovators”

“Health Care’s Lack Of Transparency”

“Personalized Medicine – Can Its Full Benefits Be Realized If We Continue To Have Access Problems?”

“Social Media – Healthcare Law and Ethical Issues”

“Keeping Our Health Information Secure from Data Breaches”

“E-prescribing and Quality and Cost Benefit Metrics”

“Hospital-to-Hospital Clinical Integration Programs Represent Good Alternatives”

“Is It R.I.P. for Solo and Small Physician Practices?”

“Breaking Down Healthcare’s Silos”

“Risks to Patient Safety With Emerging Health Information Technologies”

“Health Care of the Future: Information flow key to reform, Co-Author”

“What Interoperable EHRs Might Have Done to Improve the Patient Care Experience”

“Heath Insurance Exchanges: Were They the Solution?‎”

“What Businesses Should Know About the FDA and Mobile Medical Apps”

“A Healthcare Odyssey Without Electronic Health Records”

“Linking Information Retrieval to the Electronic Health Record”

“Sorrell v. IMS Health: Issues and opportunities for informaticians, Co-Author”

“Quality and Other Reporting Requirements”

“7 Strategies for Success in Governing an ACO”

“Community Physicians Participating in Accountable Care Organizations Through Clinical Integration”

“Accountable Care Organizations –Physician/Hospital Integration”

“The Fundamentals of Managed Care & Network Development”

“Accountable Care Organizations – The Real Thing This Time?”