Joe has extensive experience working with clients on resolving medical bill disputes and reducing medical bills under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule. Joe helps clients mitigate costs of resolving inflated bills for excessive medical treatment and negotiate surgery bills when medical providers attempt to manipulate the fee schedule for additional reimbursement.
Clients turn to Joe for his sharp attention to detail, experience in handling medical bill and Medicare Secondary Payer issues in workers’ compensation cases, and his creative methods for resolving complicated claims.
He believes the practice of law requires a case-specific approach, ability to assess a client’s individual goals, a multi-faceted skill set, and an inherent curiosity in unique and novel legal issues.
After receiving his Illinois attorney license in 2016, Joe joined Nyhan as an Associate, following his position with the firm as a law clerk during his 2L year in law school. In his multiple capacities with the firm, Joe further developed his strongest skills, legal research and writing, while also expanding his skill set to litigation.
During law school, Joe held an internship with the American Medical Association as a summer scholar for their Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs as well as an externship for Justice Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court. In addition, Joe spent time as a law clerk for a Plaintiff’s personal injury firm and a professional licensure defense firm.
In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and attending concerts
- Author, “NAMSAP: ICD10 Codes and You,” The National Medicare Secondary Payer Network, 2020
- Co-author, “Risk Management: Medical Marijuana and Discrimination Claims,” Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, 2018
- Author, “Risk Management: The Hidden Benefits of Temporary Alternative Work Programs,” Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, 2017
- Author, “Hatching a Plan Towards Comprehensive Regulations in Egg Donation,” DePaul Law Review, 2017
- Author, “First Amendment Challenges to the FDA’s Authority to Regulate Off-label Promotion,” E-Pulse Blog, 2015
- Author, “Supreme Court Announcement Postpones Executions in Two States,” E-Pulse Blog, 2015
- Author, “Wolters Kluwer Legal Scholar Winner: Big Sugar Tries Its ‘Sweet-talk’ on the FDA,” E-Pulse Blog, 2015
- Author, “Physicians, Medical Marijuana, and the Law,” AMA Journal of Ethics Virtual Mentor, September 2014
- Author, “Health Law Institute Lecture Series: False Claims Act Development,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
- Author, “Wolters Kluwer Lecture Series: The Controversy of the Hobby Lobby Decision,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
- Author, “Wolters Kluwer Lecture Series: FDA Food Labeling Litigation,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
- Author, “Health Law Institute Lecture Series: Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
- Author, “Wolters Kluwer Lecture Series: Plan B Controversy,” E-Pulse Blog, 2014
- Author, “Illinois Health Information Exchange’s Impact on the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act,” E-Pulse Blog, February 2014
- Presenter, “Statutory Employers Under Section 1(a)3: Expanding Liability for ‘Maintaining a Structure’ Beyond Construction Situations,” Nyhan CLE Program, 2022
- IWCC Publishes Proposed Rules Defining “Explanation of Benefits”
- NC Appellate Court Interprets Federal SSI Statues to Exclude WCMSA Funds Federal as Countable Resources for Medicaid Determinations
- IWCC Medical Fee Advisory Board Proposes Rules Defining “Explanation of Benefits”
- SCOTUS Set to Decide What Constitutes a Conditional Payment in the Context of a Health Plan’s Alleged Discrimination of ESRD Patients
- IWCC Approves 15% Fee Schedule Increase for Reimbursement of Evaluation and Management Codes
- UPDATE: SCOTUS Finds That Health Plan Does Not Violate MSPA Because It Does Not Discriminate Against ESRD Patients
- The Importance of Using Accurate Diagnosis Codes in Section 111 Reports
- Updated WCMSA Reference Guide Provides Insight into Surgery Pricing
- Circuit Court Resolves Common Fee Schedule Issue: Surgery Center Can’t Get Paid for “Missing” Surgery Codes
- Did Medicare Really Need to Do That?
- Between the Numbers: CMS Releases (Some) Data on WCMSA Submissions and Approvals From the Last Three Years
- It’s Elevation Day at NBKL!
- MSP Case Law Update
- Illinois COVID-19 Presumption of Compensability “Expires”
- 30 Acts of Service for 30 Years
- Joseph Gregorio Earns Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional Certification
- Federal Courts Disagree Whether State Guarantee Funds are Subject to MSP Reporting Obligations
- Uncertain Surgery Costs: A Call for Transparency in WCMSA Pricing of Allocated Surgeries
- Nyhan Attorneys to Speak at ISIA Nuts & Bolts Spring Educational Workshop
- Julie Garrison and Joe Gregorio Earn Certified Medicare Secondary Payer-Fellow Certification
- Secured a zero-dollar award before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission based on a denied accident where the employee told a supervisor the injury occurred outside of work.