Attorneys

Attorneys

Joseph M. Greenman

Shareholder | Portland | 503.778.2101 | greenmanj@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Joe Greenman focuses his practice on regulatory and complex matters involving long term care and senior housing providers. As the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Oregon Health Care Association, and a member of the American Health Care Association Legal Committee, he possesses in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the entire continuum of long term care providers. Joe regularly advises clients on risk management, compliance with state and federal regulations, reimbursement issues, HIPAA compliance and public policy matters.

Joe has extensive experience working with state regulatory agencies and key players in the industry, and commonly assists providers with managing compliance. Joe previously served on the Oregon Elder Abuse Prevention Work Group and the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services, where he provided advice on the needs and legal protections of the elderly in Oregon. Prior to attending law school, he spent five years working for the U.S. House of Representatives, including over two years as professional majority staff for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he planned and implemented Congressional oversight and legislation of the Medicare program.

Professional Experience

  • Oregon Health Care Association
    • Senior Vice President and General Counsel (2013-2016)
    • Legal Counsel (2007-2013)
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Privacy Specialist — HIPAA Compliance (2006-2007)
  • State of Wyoming, Office of Public Defender, Summer Intern (2003-2004)
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Professional Staff (2000-2002)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon

Academics

  • University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D., 2005)
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Dean’s Honor Roll (2005)
    • Intramural Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition, First Place (2003-2004)
  • Lewis & Clark College (B.S., Political Science, 1997)
    • President, Associated Students of Lewis & Clark College (1996-1997)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Cannabis
  • Litigation
  • Senior Living and Long Term Care Client Team

Publications

  • “Metro Area SNF’s to Experience Mandatory Bundled Medicare Payments,” Oregon Caregiver magazine, Author (April 2016)
  • 2015 Oregon Legislation Highlights, Health Law Chapter, Oregon State Bar Public Affairs Department, Co-author (2015)
  • “State Records Reveal Norovirus Outbreaks Are Common in Long Term Care Facilities,” Willamette Week, Quoted (June 11, 2013)
  • “Preview: What You Need To Know When Choosing a Nursing Home,” KATU News, Interviewed (February 17, 2013)
  • “State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Oregon,” The Alzheimer’s Association, Reviewer (July 2012)
  • “Medical Marijuana Raises Tough Questions for Nursing Homes,” The New York Times, Quoted (October 27, 2010)
  • “Health Savings Accounts:  An Attractive Option for Employers Facing Escalating Health Care Costs,” Wyoming Lawyer (April 2005)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Don’t Be ‘Watching the (Regulatory) Detectives’ Do Your Own Incident Investigations,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Spring Expo, Co-presenter (March 8, 2017)
  • “Compliance and Ethics Programs for SNF/NF Providers: CMS Gets Specific and Serious about Requiring Provider Programs,” Oregon Healthcare Association Annual Conference, Co-presenter (September 19, 2016)
  •  “Oregon Health Care Association’s Membership Meeting Hot Topics: Legislative Session Wrap Up and What’s on the Regulatory Horizon,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention, Presenter (September 2015)
  • “Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule: Analysis & Implications, Coalition for a Health Oregon,” Board of Directors Meeting, Presenter (July 20, 2016)
  • “End of Life Option Act: What Providers Should Know About Death with Dignity Laws,” California Association of Health Facilities Summer Conference, Presenter (July 19, 2016)
  • “Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule — Considerations for Nursing Centers,” American Health Care Association National Center for Assisted Living Webinar, Presenter (May 20, 2016)
  • “2016 Nurse Aid Training and Competency Evaluation Program Update — Looking at DHS Planned Changes,” Oregon Healthcare Association’s Annual Spring Expo, Presenter (March 4, 2016)
  • “Legal Hot Topic Roundtable: Regulatory Snags and Potential Missteps,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Risk Management Conference (April 29, 2015)
  • “Roadmap for Successful Risk Management: A Litigation Case Study,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Risk Management Conference, Presenter (April 29, 2015)
  • “Budding Implications: Legalized Marijuana & the LTC Impact,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Spring Expo, Presenter (March 2015)
  • “Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Spring Expo, Presenter (March 2014)
  • “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Oregon’s Medicaid Delivery System,” Infinity Rehab’s Northwest Symposium, Presenter and Panelist (March 6, 2014)
  • “The Big Picture on Resident Rights: Capacity, Balancing Human Need, Rights and Protections,” 2013 Oregon Health Care Association’s Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Summit, Presenter (2013)
  • “Understanding the Oregon Capacity Reduction Initiative: What It Means for NF Operators,” Pacific Northwest Investment Forum, Presenter (November 14, 2013)
  • “2013 Oregon Legislative Session Update: OHCA Membership Meeting,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention, Presenter (September 2013)
  • “Are You in the Dark? Enlighten Yourself! The Affordable Care Act & the Employer Mandate,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention, Presenter (September 2013)
  • “Understanding the DHS Capacity Reduction Initiative: What it Means for NF Operators,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention, Presenter (September 2013)
  • “Are You in the Dark? Enlighten Yourself! The Affordable Care Act & the Employer Mandate,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Spring Expo, Presenter (March 2013)
  • “Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs): What Does this Mean for the LTC Provider in Oregon?” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Spring Expo, Presenter (March 2013)
  • “Affordable Care Act: Benefits, Employer Mandates,” Pacific Northwest Investment Forum, Presenter (December 4, 2012)
  • “Coordinated Care Organization: What Does It Mean for the LTC Provider in Oregon,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention (September 2012)
  • “Elder Abuse: What, When & How to Report,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention, Presenter (September 2012)
  • “Mobility, Scooters & ADA,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention, Presenter (September 2012)
  • “Oregon Health Care Association Membership Meeting & Legislative Update,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention, Presenter (September 2011)
  • “Exploring the Impact on Long Term Care Updated & Overview: Will Health Care Reform Happen & When?” Health Care Reform Conference, Presenter (June 22, 2011)
  • “Health Care Reform: A Long Term Care Outlook,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Spring Expo, Presenter (March 2011)
  • “Health Care Reform: Imminent Change to Business Operations,” webinar, Presenter (December 17, 2010)
  • “Social Networking: Protecting Resident and Family Confidentiality,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Convention, Presenter (September 2010)
  • “Risky Business: A Conference to Protect Your Reputation!” Presenter (August 4, 2010)
  • “CBC Abuse Guidelines: New Legal Protections for Vulnerable Adults,” Oregon Health Care Association’s Annual Spring Expo, Presenter (March 2010)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, American Health Care Association Legal Committee
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Elder Abuse Prevention Work Group (2013-2016)
  • Commissioner, Oregon Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (2012-Present)
  • City of Molalla, Oregon
    • City Councilor (2009-2010)
    • Planning Commissioner (2007-2009)