Photo of Amy M. Joseph

Amy M. Joseph

Partner

Education

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2011

  • Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

  • 2011, California
  • 2016, Massachusetts
Profile
Presentations & Speaking Engagements
News
Publications

Ms. Joseph advises health systems, academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, and a wide variety of other health care providers on business and regulatory matters.  A significant portion of her practice is focused on fraud and abuse compliance, including counseling on compliance with federal and state anti-kickback and self-referral laws, and serving as lead deal counsel or regulatory counsel on mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic affiliations. In addition, Ms. Joseph frequently counsels both providers and health information technology companies in the digital health space, including compliance and reimbursement issues related to telehealth.

Ms. Joseph regularly works closely with health system and hospital compliance departments to advise prospectively on protocols and best practices as well as to assist with internal investigations, and has received a certification in healthcare research compliance (CHRC).

Ms. Joseph co-chairs the firm’s Academic Medical Center/Teaching Hospital Working Group and is a member of the firm’s Fraud & Abuse Practice Group. Ms. Joseph is co-author of AHLA’s The Stark Law: Comprehensive Analysis and Practical Guide, Sixth Edition, and co-author of a chapter of AHLA’s Best Practices Handbook for Advising Clients on Fraud and Abuse Issues, and regularly presents and writes on these topics.

Ms. Joseph served as one of the original members on the Women’s Leadership Council of the American Health Lawyers Association, and was selected to participate in the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts’ 2017-2018 Women’s Leadership Initiative.  Ms. Joseph also served as a Teaching Associate for the Legal Environment of Health Services Management course at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management in 2015 and 2016.  She is currently a member of the AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Leadership Development Program.    

Ms. Joseph received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2011, where she graduated first in her class and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Ms. Joseph spent a semester interning at the Health Care Division of the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition.  Ms. Joseph was admitted to the California Bar in 2011 and the Massachusetts Bar in 2016.  Prior to practicing law, Ms. Joseph served in the United States Air Force.

Representative Matters

  • Represented public hospital as deal counsel in affiliation with another public hospital and large university health system
  • Represented digital health company as regulatory counsel in acquisition of physician practices in multiple states, and otherwise advised on regulatory compliance and operations as part of national expansion
  • Represented nonprofit hospital as deal counsel in acquisition of specialty hospital
  • Represented national management services and healthcare information technology company in sale of equity to a health system
  • Worked closely with large hospital system to review and update compliance policies and procedures and contract approval processes, draft new contract templates, and train workforce with respect to physician contracting and compliance with state and federal anti-kickback and self-referral laws
  • Worked closely with multiple hospital systems on internal investigations regarding potential federal and state anti-kickback and self-referral issues, including relationships between hospital-employed nurse practitioners and independent physicians on the medical staff; provision of items or services to community medical practices; and other potential or existing financial relationships with physicians
  • Drafted and reviewed medical education affiliation agreements, as well as resident and medical student rotation agreements and resident employment agreements, on behalf of multiple hospital system residency programs, and advised on compliance with federal and state law and accreditation requirements
  • Advised health systems, physician practices, and digital health companies on establishment of telehealth programs by health systems, including scope of practice, informed consent, reimbursement, and other regulatory considerations in states of operation
  • Advised on compliance with human subject research protections, and intersection of federal and state fraud and abuse and privacy laws and regulations, such as GDPR and HIPAA, in the research context

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • HFMA, Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • Preparing Physician Contracts Compliance Training, In-House MCLE Training presented to Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC attorneys (Dec. 11, 2017)
  • The Privacy of a Medical Staff Member's Health Information When Patient Safety and Quality of Care are an Issue, California Association Medical Staff Services (CAMSS) 45th Annual Education Forum & Anniversary (May 19, 2016)
  • Responding to Data Breaches, LACBA Healthcare Law Section, 12th Annual Healthcare Law Compliance Symposium (Oct. 1, 2015)
  • Minor’s Health Information: Navigating the Complex Web of State and Federal Laws, California Alliance of Child & Family Services 2015 Fall Executive Conference (Sept. 8, 2015)
  • HIPAA and Data Breaches, In-House MCLE Training presented to Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC attorneys (Feb. 19, 2015)
  • New Developments in Breach Reporting, 2015 California Hospital Association Compliance Seminar (Feb. 3 & 10, 2015)
  • Social Media Use by Hospitals, Hospital Council of Northern California & Hospital Council of Southern California Joint Webinar (July 17 & 24, 2013)
  • HITECH Regulation, In-House MCLE Training presented to Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC attorneys (Feb. 15, 2013) (co-presenter)

News

Advisories

  • New Security Risk Assessment Tool for Covered Entities and Business Associates (April 1, 2014)
  • IRS Publishes Two Notices Pertaining to Tax-Exempt Hospitals (Jan. 7, 2014) (co-author)
  • A Flurry of Activity from OCR as HITECH Omnibus Rule Compliance Date Approaches (September 23, 2013) (co-author)
  • September 23 Deadline to Comply with the New HITECH Regulations is Fast Approaching (August 14, 2013)
  • Proposed Regulations Released Regarding the Community Health Needs Assessment Requirement for Tax-Exempt Hospitals (Apr. 11, 2013) (co-author)
  • Revising Business Associate Agreements (March 11, 2013) (co-author)
  • HHS Issues Final HITECH Rule (Jan. 23, 2013) (co-author)
  • HITPC Requests Public Comment for Stage 3 Meaningful Use (Dec. 4, 2012)
  • HHS Issues Final Rule on Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid E H R Incentive Programs (September 6, 2012) (co-author)
  • CMS Begins E H R Incentive Program Audits (August 2, 2012)

Other Publications

Publications

For media assistance, please contact Maura Fisher at 202-580-7714.