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Josi Wergin

Josi Wergin


With her background in healthcare risk management, Josi provides insightful counseling and advocacy.

As a Healthcare Regulatory attorney, Josi helps healthcare organizations and providers proactively evaluate and optimize their compliance with statutes, regulations, and standards. When regulatory challenges arise, she represents clients before government agencies in regulatory appeals. Josi often assists clients with:

  • Government audits, appeals, and litigation support
  • Challenges to statistical sampling and extrapolation by the government
  • Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement
  • Licensing and certification
  • Compliance programs
  • Healthcare operations
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Transactions
  • Health information privacy and security

Clients appreciate Josi’s holistic and strategic approach to legal challenges. Before becoming an attorney, she worked in healthcare risk management for 17 years—experience that makes her particularly adept at understanding clinical and operational issues, managing complexity, and balancing risks and opportunities. Josi is dedicated to developing effective solutions that allow clients to focus on providing exceptional care and services.



  • American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM), Fellow


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Wisconsin Law Review, Articles Editor
  • B.Mus., University of Minnesota
    • summa cum laude


  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Law Association
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Fellow
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management
  • Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Risk Management; Director, 2019–present; President-Elect, 2020; President, 2021; Past President, 2022 and 2024; Secretary Pro Tempore, 2019
Outside the Office

Josi’s first love is music: she earned an undergraduate degree in the subject, and she continues to enjoy playing the horn as well as the guitar. She also values staying active by practicing karate with her husband—a hobby they started together during her last year of law school—and sailing small dinghies on Madison’s Lake Mendota.

Josi is especially fond of spending time with her son and daughter. She and her daughter recently began taking guitar lessons and love jamming together, and she also enjoys her son’s creativity in art, music, and computer modeling.

Community Leadership

Josi has served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Risk Management since 2019, and she’s helped plan conferences for the organization since 2017. In her years on the board, she has served as president-elect, president, past president, and secretary pro tempore. She has also been deeply engaged in the board’s decision-making and conference planning, leading a highly successful transition to a virtual conference format during the pandemic.