Press Release
January 27, 2021

Suzanne Joy Joins Holland & Knight's Health & Life Sciences Policy Team

WASHINGTON (January 27, 2021) – Holland & Knight has added Suzanne Joy as a senior public affairs advisor in the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Ms. Joy was senior associate, regulatory affairs at the American College of Physicians (ACP). Previously, she was the associate director of government affairs for the Medical Group Management Association.

"During her tenure at two of the nation's leading physician practice organizations, Suzanne developed an extensive knowledge of the federal regulatory landscape and physician practice issues, which will be of great value to our clients as we enter a new era of the Biden administration and the complexities of the 117th Congress," said Rich Gold, the head of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group.

At the ACP, Ms. Joy was the lead staff for the Council of Subspecialty Societies and the lead regulatory affairs staff for value-based reimbursement. In the latter role, she was the primary architect of the group's MIPS Value Pathway (MVP) proposal, one of only a few MVP proposals in the country to date. She also co-developed ACP/NCQA's Medical Neighborhood Model, which was recommended for pilot testing by the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in September 2020 and is one of only a few models found to meet all 10 of the Department of Health and Human Services' criteria.

"Suzanne has substantial relationships in health circles both in Washington and across the country, most significantly in the provider community," added Miranda Franco, a senior policy advisor on the firm's Health & Life Sciences Policy Team who advocates on behalf physician groups, hospitals and other providers. "She will bring extensive subject matter expertise and political acumen to the table in both the legislative and regulatory arenas."

"I've known and admired the work of Holland & Knight's federal healthcare team for some time, and it will be a privilege to call them colleagues and help the firm expand its healthcare portfolio, particularly in the physician practice space," said Ms. Joy. "I look forward to assisting clients with their needs on the regulatory front and leveraging my existing relationships in the physician community and with federal policy makers on their behalf."

Ms. Joy received an MPP degree in healthcare and economic policy from Georgetown University and a B.S. degree in government from the University of Maryland.

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