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  • Education
    • J.D., Dean's List, Loyola University-Chicago, 2011, Annals of Health Law, Editor-in-Chief; National Health Law Transactional Competition Champion; Career Services Student Advisory Committee; Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy Fellow
    • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008

Joseph Van Leer strives to obtain victories for the firm's clients. These victories may come as the result of negotiating transaction terms or identifying ways to structure a business relationship to work for all parties. Regardless of the issue, Joe acts as a business and legal advocate for clients, ensuring they have full-service representation and support.

Joe focuses his practice on the following:

  • Counseling health care providers in corporate, transactional, and compliance issues, including fraud and abuse, physician arrangements, licensure, accreditation and enrollment issues, reimbursement, and general corporate and regulatory matters
  • Representing clients throughout the Certificate of Need process, including preparation and submission of certificate of need applications and representation before the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board
  • Representing health systems, home-health and hospice agencies, durable medical-equipment suppliers, infusion providers, long-term acute care hospitals, and a variety of other health care sector providers.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Joe worked as a health care consultant concentrating on Medicare reimbursement, co-management, and licensure and enrollment. He currently volunteers on the Development Board and Advisory Staff for the YMCA Illinois Youth and Government Program, where he trains high-school students on conducting mock trials and appellate proceedings. Joe is a frequent speaker and author on issues ranging from health care compliance and reform to hospital-physician alignment and health care fraud and abuse. During his free time, Joe enjoys watching sports, golf, running, and playing on his summer kickball team.

  • Within two weeks, obtained nearly all the contested reimbursement for a home-health agency client who had not received Medicaid payment for two years.
  • Acquired seven home-health, hospice, and durable medical-equipment companies for a client.
  • Successfully handled the acquisition of an independent diagnostic testing facility on behalf of the client, after several months of negotiation.
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August 16, 2015
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April 4, 2014
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October 1, 2013
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April 2013
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In response to the government's continued focus on improving quality of care through payment policy, several changes to new and existing regulatory requirements recently came about through the 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rules ("Final Rules"). As a result, hospitals will be faced with new challenges in 2013 and beyond.
January 17, 2013
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Compliance Today; Health Care Compliance Association
October 2012
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