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Joseph N. Wolfe

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
111 East Kilbourn Avenue
Suite 1300
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 721-0482
Fax: (414) 721-0491
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Joe Wolfe provides advice and counsel to some of the nation's largest health systems, hospitals and medical groups on a broad range of regulatory, operational and strategic matters.  He regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation strategies. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to the physician self-referral statute (Stark Law), hospital-physician transactions, physician compensation governance and health care valuation issues. He currently serves as vice-chair of the Fair Market Value Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association, the nation's largest organization dedicated to legal issues in the health care industry.  Before attending law school at the University of Wisconsin, he served as a combat engineer in the United States Army.

Preparatory Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A.

Legal Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.

Admitted to Bar

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Vice Chair – Fair Market Value Affinity Group)
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association
  • American Medical Group Association



  • A Fair Market Value Primer for Health Lawyers and Compliance Officers - AHLA Fraud and Compliance Institute; Baltimore, MD; October 5, 2016.
  • Physician Compensation Data: Questions and Answers for the Era of Value Based Reimbursement - AHLA Webinar; August 29, 2016.
  • Understanding Physician Compensation Models and a Look at Current Trends - NACVA Webinar; June 30, 2016.
  • Auditing Hospital-Physician Arrangements Under the New 2016 Stark Rules: Mitigating Provider Liability - Strafford Webinar; April 12, 2016.
  • Innovation Through Alignment: Strategies and Emerging Models for Successful Academic Medical Center Physician Partnerships - AHLA AMC Teaching Conference; Washington, DC; March 14-15, 2016.
  • Exploring Gainsharing and ACO Compensation Trends: Legal and Operational Issues - AMGA Annual Meeting; Orlando, FL; March 10, 2016.
  • Maintaining Compliance while Compensating Physicians for Quality and Cost Savings – HFMA National Payment Innovation Summit; Memphis, TN; February 12, 2016.
  • An Overview of Stark Law FMV Concepts - ECG Healthcare Education Session; Seattle, WA; January 28, 2016.
  • Physician Compensation and the Stark Law: Concepts and Trends - Pinnacle Healthcare Education Session; Denver, CO; December 17, 2015.
  • The World After Tuomey: A Recap of 2015 Cases and Settlements and What They Mean for Lawyers, Valuators and Their Clients - AHLA Webinar; December 11, 2015.
  • Stark Law Trends - VMG Healthcare Education Session; Dallas, TX; December 9, 2015.
  • Fundamentals of Healthcare Valuation for Health Lawyers - AHLA Fundamentals Conference; Chicago, IL; November 16, 2015.
  • Strategies for Developing Compliant Compensation Plans - AMGA Compensation Collaborative; Washington, D.C.; November 13, 2015.
  • Best Practices for Developing Compliant Compensation Plans - AMGA Compensation Conference; New York, NY; November 12, 2015.
  • Compensation-Focused Compliance: Are You Ready for Shifts in Stark Law Enforcement? - HCCA Webinar; October 15, 2015.
  • What's New and What Does it Mean to Medical Groups? - AMGA Provider Compensation Collaborative; Chicago, IL; September 30, 2015.
  • Fundamentals of Healthcare Valuation for Health Lawyers and Compliance Officers - AHLA Fraud and Compliance Institute; Baltimore, MD; September 28, 2015.
  • Strategies for Structuring Defensible Hospital-Physician Arrangements - Rural Hospital Finance Workshop; Sauk Prairie, WI; August 12, 2015.
  • Implementing Value-Based Physician Compensation Models: Tackling the Regulatory Complexities - Clear Law Institute; July 29, 2015.
  • The $10,000 Question: Tackling the Complexities of Value-Based Physician Compensation - AHLA In-House Counsel Program and Annual Meeting; Washington, D.C.; June 29, 2015
  • Strategies for Structuring Physician Transactions - AMGA Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, NV; March 23, 2015.
  • Compensation Focused Compliance: The Regulatory Perspective - AMGA Physician Compensation Workshop; Los Angeles, CA; March 5, 2015.
  • Physician Compensation Plans and the Stark Law: Strategies for Compliance - AMGA Physician Compensation Workshop; Orlando, FL; February 26, 2015.
  • Physician-Hospital Integration in the 21st Century - ACHE and HFMA Panel Discussion; Milwaukee, WI; February 20, 2015.
  • Advanced FMV Compensation Issues for Stark Group Practices - NACVA Advanced Health Care Valuation and Consulting Symposium; San Diego, CA; December 12, 2014.
  • FMV and Compensation Plan Design Strategies - AMGA Physician Compensation Workshop; New York, NY; November 20, 2014.
  • Can We Pay for This? Physician Acquisitions, Integrations and the Pandora's Box of Post-Acquisition Compensation for Physicians in Group Practices - AHLA Webinar; October 15, 2014.
  • Fundamentals of Healthcare Valuation - AHLA Fraud and Compliance Institute; Baltimore, MD; October 7, 2014.
  • Physician Contracting and the Stark Law: Trends in Compensation-Focused Compliance - AMGA Physician Compensation Boot Camp; Minneapolis, MN; September 10, 2014.
  • Physician Compensation and Alignment: Strategies for Rural Markets - Wisconsin Office of Rural Health Rural Hospital Finance Workshop; Sauk Prairie, WI; August 18, 2014.
  • Should My Client Rely on This? Strategies for Reviewing Health Care Valuation Opinions - AHLA Podcast; August 4, 2014.
  • Commercial Reasonableness in Contrast with Fair Market Value: What's the Difference and Who Makes the Call? - AHLA Webinar; March 6, 2014.
  • Physician Contracting and the Stark Law, Navigating the Perfect Storm - MGMA Webinar; August 22, 2013.
  • Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness - The Year in Review and a Look Ahead - AHLA  Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute; Phoenix, AZ; February 13, 2013.


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