Focus Team: Health Care

Focus Team: Health Care

Ruder Ware has a long history of representing health care clients. The firm recognizes that the highly regulated and complex nature of the industry demands the attention of a team of attorneys who, as a group, monitor constantly evolving laws and regulations and their impact on our health care clients.

At Ruder Ware, we offer a full-service solution to clients as our focus team consists of health care, business, employment, and litigation attorneys with knowledge of the health care industry. As a result, we are able to take best practices from other industries and apply them to the health care industry, thereby increasing the ability to respond promptly to the rapidly changing health care environment.

Members of the focus team have served on the governing bodies of various health care organizations. This service has provided our attorneys with the opportunity to counsel the health care community. Our dedicated team of attorneys represents health care providers in various matters including:

Our attorneys have substantial expertise representing various health care providers such as:

  • Physicians and Physician Groups
  • Hospitals and Health Care Systems
  • Long Term Care Providers
  • Dentists and Dental Groups
  • Chiropractors and Chiropractic Groups
  • Home Health Providers
  • Hospices
  • Radiology Centers
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Clinical Laboratories
  • DME Providers
  • Group Purchasing Organizations
  • Independent Provider Organization
  • Alternative Health Care Clinics

Our dedication to maintaining top of mind knowledge of the changing health care regulatory environment is illustrated by our blogs, newsletters, and presentations covering timely topics covering issues at the industry’s forefront. Links to the blogs are as follows:

www.healthlaw-blog.com

www.wisconsinhealthlawyer.com

The creation of our focus team is a further reflection of Ruder Ware’s commitment to providing excellent client service. As part of a full-service law firm, our attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware, the largest Wisconsin law firm headquartered north of Madison, also provides legal counsel in Business Transactions; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations; and Trusts & Estates.

Founded in 1920, as part of a full-service law firm, our attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware provides business, tax, employment, municipal, estate planning, real estate, litigation and trust services through its offices in Wausau, Eau Claire, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.

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Posted on December 20, 2021 by

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Posted on December 1, 2021 by , and

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Posted on November 5, 2021 by

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Posted on October 18, 2021 by

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Posted on June 17, 2021 by and

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Major Changes Proposed to HIPAA Privacy Rules

Posted on December 15, 2020 by

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OSHA Issues New Guidance on Respiratory Protection in Long-Term Care Facilities

Posted on November 9, 2020 by

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Wisconsin Face Covering Mandate to Begin August 1st

Posted on July 30, 2020 by

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Wisconsin Governor Evers Announces $100 Million Grant Program for Providers

Posted on May 21, 2020 by

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Additional COVID-19 Blanket Waivers Released by CMS

Posted on May 12, 2020 by

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