Suzanne Michelle Joy

Senior Public Affairs Advisor
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Suzanne M. Joy is a senior public affairs advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group. Ms. Joy focuses her practice in healthcare policy and advocacy.

Ms. Joy is a seasoned veteran in the federal healthcare regulatory space, cultivating her career at some of the nation's leading medical associations. She has significant knowledge of physician reimbursement issues and value-based payment reform, including Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Joy was a member of the regulatory affairs team at the American College of Physicians (ACP), where she handled their value-based reimbursement portfolio. She was a principal author behind ACP's Medical Neighborhood Model, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathway Proposal and New Vision for U.S. Healthcare. Ms. Joy also led ACP's Council of Subspecialty Societies and represented the organization on numerous stakeholder coalitions and meetings with senior government officials. She brings a wealth of experience and contacts in the physician practice community, and has secured a number of key policy and design changes to improve the workability of federal programs and models for physicians.

Prior to her role at the ACP, Ms. Joy spent six years at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), where she traveled the country presenting on federal policy changes, lobbied for administrative burden reduction and other top priorities, and directed legislative lobbying and grassroots advocacy efforts on behalf of the organization.

Ms. Joy began her policy career on Capitol Hill as an intern for then-Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), where she met with healthcare stakeholders and assisted in fielding healthcare appropriations requests.


  • Georgetown University, M.P.P., Healthcare Policy
  • University of Maryland, B.A., Government and Politics
  • Arlington County Community Services Board (ACCSB)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children of D.C., Here Opportunities Prepare you for Excellence (HOPE) Court
Honors & Awards
  • Bryce Harlow Foundation, Fellow, 2015


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