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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
Email: JWolfe@hallrender.com
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Biography

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

Memberships

  • 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

Publications

Presentations

  • Innovation Through Alignment: Strategies and Emerging Models for Successful Academic Medical Center Physician Partnerships - AHLA Academic Medical Center and 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.
  • Structuring Physician Recruitment and Non-Physician Practicioner Support Arrangements Under the New 2016 Stark Rules - MentorHealth Webinar; March 7, 2016.
  • Structuring Physician Leases Under the New 2016 Stark Rules - MentorHealth Webinar; February 8, 2016.
  • Auditing Physician Contracts Under the New 2016 Stark Rules - MentorHealth Webinar; January 14, 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 Client - American Health Lawyers Association Webinar; December 11, 2015.
  • Physician Compensation and the Stark Law: Concepts and Trends - VMG Health Education Session; Dallas, TX; December 9, 2015.
  • Fundamentals of Healthcare Valuation for Health Lawyers - American Health Lawyers Association; Chicago, IL; November 16, 2015.
  • Strategies for Developing Compliant Compensation Plans - American Medical Group Association; Washington, D.C.; November 13, 2015.
  • Strategies for Developing Compliant Compensation Plans - American Medical Group Association; New York, NY; November 12, 2015.
  • Advanced FMV Compensation Issues for Stark Group Practices - MentorHealth Webinar; October 21, 2015.
  • Compensation-Focused Compliance: Are You Ready for Shifts in Stark Law Enforcement? - Health Care Compliance Association Webinar; October 15, 2015.
  • Advanced Compensation Issues for Stark Group Practices: Tackling the Complexities - ComplianceOnline Webinar; October, 7, 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 - American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Institute; Baltimore, MD; September 28, 2015.
  • Implementing Value-Based Physician Compensation Models - MentorHealth Webinar; September 23, 2015.
  • Auditing Hospital-Physician Arrangements for Stark Law Compliance: Key Legal Considerations for Health Systems, Hospitals and Medical Groups - ComplianceOnline Webinar; September 17, 2015.
  • Stark Compliance Audits in Hospital-Physician Arrangements - MentorHealth Webinar; August 25, 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 - American Health Lawyers Association In-House Counsel Program and Annual Meeting; Washington, D.C.; June 29, 2015
  • Stark Compliance Audits in Hospital-Physician Agreements -  Clear Law Institute Webinar; May 12, 2015.
  • Stark Compliance Audits in Hospital-Physician Arrangements: Mitigating Provider Liability, Implementing Monitoring Processes to Avoid Penalties, Denial of Payment and CMS Program Exclusion - Strafford Webinar; April 9, 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 - American Medical Group Association, Physician Compensation Workshop; Orlando, FL; February 26, 2015.
  • Physician-Hospital Integration in the 21st Century - Moderator, American College of Healthcare Executives and Healthcare Financial Management Association Panel Discussion; Milwaukee, WI; February 20, 2015.
  • Advanced Compensation Issues for Stark Group Practices - National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Health, Healthcare Webinar Week; Webinar; February 12, 2015.
  • Advanced FMV Compensation Issues under the Stark Group Practice Definition - National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Advanced Health Care Valuation and Consulting Symposium; San Diego, CA; December 12, 2014.
  • Fair Market Value and Compensation Plan Design - American Medical Group Association Physician Compensation Workshop; New York, NY; November 20, 2014.
  • Moderator, American Health Lawyers Association, Rules, Tools and Fools - "Hot Buttons" in Physician Compensation Planning Series, Part I: Can We Pay for This? Physician Acquisitions, Integrations and the Pandora's Box of Post-Acquisition Compensation for Physicians in Group Practices, Webinar, October 15, 2014.
  • Fundamentals of Healthcare Valuation for Health Lawyers and Compliance Officers - American Health Lawyers Association 2014 Fraud and Compliance Institute; Balitmore, 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.
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Should My Client Rely on This? Strategies for Reviewing Health Care Valuation Opinions, Podcast, August 4, 2014.
  • Moderator, American Health Lawyers Association, Fair Market Value in Health Care Transactions: Advanced (and Thorny) Issues, Part III: Commercial Reasonableness in Contrast with Fair Market Value: What's the Difference and Who Makes the Call?, Webinar, March 6, 2014.
  • Stark Compliance Audits in Hospital-Physician Arrangements: Mitigating Provider Liability, Implementing Monitoring Processes to Avoid Penalties, Denial of Payment and CMS Program Exclusion, Strafford Webinar, January 30, 2014.
  • Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association, Physician Contracting and the Stark Law - Navigating the Perfect Storm, Webinar, August 22, 2013.
  • Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness - The Year in Review and a Look Ahead - American Health Lawyers Association 2013 Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute; Phoenix, AZ; February 13, 2013.

Articles

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[01/11/2016]

Physician Bonus Structure Held to Violate the Stark Law

[11/25/2013]

Missouri Health System Reaches $9.3 Million Settlement with DOJ

[11/14/2012]

HEALTH CARE REFORM: PILOTING THE NEW HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (Part II of II)

[07/14/2010]

Now in Effect: The Joint Commission 2010 National Patient Safety Goals and Universal Protocol

[01/21/2010]