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Protect Your Assets - Medicaid and Nursing Home Planning - Eau Claire, WI

Posted on May 1, 2019, Authored by ,

This seminar is offered at both 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. - registration details below. Questions that will be addressed Can I protect my house from a nursing home lien? Who is eligible for Medicaid/medical assistance?  Is it too late to start pla…

Tyler Richardson Selected for Prestigious Paralegal of the Year Award

Posted on May 9, 2019, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware is pleased to congratulate Tyler Richardson on receiving the “Paralegal of the Year” Award from the Paralegal Association of Wisconsin (PAW).  Tyler is the third Ruder Ware paralegal to receive the honor – Anita Seering was honored in 2013 and…

New CMS Rules for Inpatient Rehabilitation

Posted on May 13, 2019, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

Well, it’s a start.  New Medicare rules kicked in starting January 1, 2019 that are aimed at focusing less provider time on paperwork and more on patient care in inpatient rehabilitation facilities.  Any change that reduces paperwork in this overregulate…

Who Gets Your Property if You Die Without a Will?

Posted on May 16, 2019, Authored by Shanna N. Yonke
Shanna N. Yonke
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Trusts & Estates

Some clients decide to hire an attorney to prepare their estate planning documents because they do not like the default laws in Wisconsin about who gets their property if they die without a will.  In Wisconsin, if you die without a will, or your will doe…

DOJ's New Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs - A Good Time to Focus on the Essence of Compliance

Posted on May 20, 2019, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released an update (April, 2019) to its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (Evaluation).  The Evaluation was first introduced in 2017 to provide guidance for prosecu…

HIPAA This, HIPAA That. Everything is a HIPAA Issue. Deconstructing the "HIPAA Bias."

Posted on May 22, 2019, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

HIPAA, as a body of regulations protecting the confidentiality of patient health care information, has been branded very effectively.  Most staff at your average health care facility know about HIPAA and that it protects the confidentiality of a patient’…

Carefully Consider Fiduciary Obligations

Posted on May 23, 2019, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Director
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Ag-Visor

The sponsorship of a qualified retirement plan can be rewarding but frustrating – there are so many rules. Unfortunately agricultural employers are not given a break when it comes to sponsoring such retirement plans. Examples of qualified retirement p…

The Essence of Compliance - Compliance Officer Authority and Resource Allocation

Posted on May 24, 2019, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

How Are Compliance Budgeting and Compliance Officer Autonomy Tied Together When Assessing Compliance Effectiveness? The Department of Justice (“DOJ”)’s compliance program evaluation identifies the need to allocate sufficient revenues to the compliance…

2020 HSA Contribution Limits are Announced

Posted on May 28, 2019, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Director
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Today the IRS announced the HSA limits for calendar year 2020.  Hard to believe we are already talking 2020, especially after a Memorial Day weekend in Wisconsin where the air conditioning and furnace were both needed.  As you long for summer, look forwa…

The Federal Government Really Wants You to Self Disclose

Posted on May 28, 2019, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The Department of Justice (DOJ) along with other health care fraud enforcement agencies, continue to send strong signals that they want businesses to police themselves for potential compliance issues and self-disclose where infractions are found.  The fa…

Apply the 60-Day Rule to Medicaid Overpayments

Posted on May 30, 2019, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The Affordable Care Act requires any person who has received an overpayment from certain defined government health programs to report and return the overpayment within 60 days after the overpayment is identified.  If an overpayment is not repaid, or if a…