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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Joseph F. Zielinski

Joseph F. Zielinski

Of Counsel

WSG Practice Industries


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Kentucky, U.S.A.


Joseph advises a variety of health care providers, with a focus on skilled nursing facilities. He counsels his clients on the Anti-Kickback statute, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, facility acquisitions, physician contracting, managed care contracting, internal investigation, statutory and regulatory requirements for skilled nursing facilities, operational compliance, and compliance programs. Joseph has an extensive background creating and managing compliance programs for skilled nursing facilities. He has experience with health care FHA-insured guaranteed programs. Additionally, he has negotiated and drafted agreements related to Upper Payment Limits and Intergovernmental Transfers.

He also handles matters in the areas of real estate finance, acquisitions, and accounts receivable financing. He represents owners and lenders in health care transactions.

Prior to entering private practice, Joseph was a corporate compliance program director with Eskenazi Health, a division of Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. He has also worked as in-house counsel and compliance director with two long-term care consulting companies. In these roles, he focused on real estate finance, acquisitions of health care facilities, contract review, risk mitigation, and regulatory compliance.

Joseph speaks regionally and nationally on issues related to health care and research compliance. He is a member of the American Health Law Association and is currently participating in its Leadership Development Program (in the Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group). He has recently been selected to serve on the Indianapolis Bar Association Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Committee.

He is certified in health care and health care research compliance.

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


  • Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D.)
    • School of Law Honor Committee
    • Student Bar Association, Philanthropy chair
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business
    • Undergraduate Student Assembly Heart of Philanthropy Award
    • Top 100 Juniors and Seniors
  • Purdue University
    • Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma Healthcare
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Transactional | Health Care Industry | Life Sciences Regulatory Counseling & Compliance

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Leadership Development Program of the Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group (2020 - 2021)
  • Health Care Compliance Association 
    • Indianapolis Regional Planning Committee, chair
  • Business Ethics Indiana 
  • United Way of Central Indiana Leadership United Class of 2019
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy Class of 2016
  • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, volunteer
  • Indianapolis Zoological Society, volunteer
  • Indianapolis International Film Fest, Screening Committee
  • Indiana Repertory Theater, Offscript, Advisory Council, past member


FDA Announces Revocation of Policy on Information Related to New Drug Applications
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, May 2021

On April 30, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was revoking a policy related to new drug applications (NDAs) and abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). The FDA stated that the previous policy announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Jan. 15, 2021, was being rescinded because the new policy would have required the FDA to publish redundant information about new applications of NDAs and ANDAs...

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