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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:
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:
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.
Posted on December 15, 2020 by John H. Fisher II
Late last week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to make significant revisions to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly known as HIPAA. HIPAA was first enacted in the late 1990s and the health care system […]
Posted on November 9, 2020 by Robert J. Reinertson
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a respiratory protection guidance for nursing homes, assisted living, and other long-term care facilities (LTCF) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance recommends that everyone use “source control measures” at all times while in an LTCF, even if the wearer does not have symptoms of the virus. […]
Posted on July 30, 2020 by Sara J. Ackermann
Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #1 on July 30, 2020 implementing a statewide face covering mandate. The face covering requirement will begin on Saturday, August 1, 2020 and will expire September 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding emergency order. The Order requires every individual over the age of five in Wisconsin wear a face […]
Posted on May 21, 2020 by John H. Fisher II
The Evers administration just announced a new grant funding program for long-term care, home and community based services, and emergency medical services. The grant program is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funding is intended to help health care providers who are considered to be most at-risk for […]
Posted on May 12, 2020 by John H. Fisher II
As we previously predicted, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has continued to issue expansions of the Blanket Waivers applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS states the reason for issuing these waivers is to give heath care providers the flexibility they require to fulfill their patient care obligations during the pandemic. The PDF […]
Posted on May 5, 2020 by John H. Fisher II
Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm have issued another emergency order, Emergency Order #35 (Order #35), directed at suspending certain administrative rules in an attempt to remove unnecessary impediments to the fight against the virus. A major focus of Order #35 is assuring that Medicaid members retain […]
Posted on May 5, 2020 by John H. Fisher II
The Office of Civil Rights’ “Notification of Enforcement Discretion” regarding COVID- 19 and remote telehealth communications do not apply to information protected under 42 CFR Part 2. These Part 2 regulations protect the confidentiality of certain substance and alcohol rehabilitation records and generally provide more stringent confidentiality protections than what applies to general medical records […]
Posted on May 4, 2020 by John H. Fisher II
Use of the Wisconsin Caregiver Misconduct online reporting portal is mandatory beginning May 1, 2020 for some providers and on June 1, 2020 for others. Most providers will have until June 1, 2020 to be compliant with the mandatory reporting system. Community Based Residential Facilities, Adult Family Homes, and Residential Care Apartment Complexes were required […]
Posted on May 1, 2020 by John H. Fisher II
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued another set of regulatory changes and waivers intended to deliver expanded care to the nation’s seniors, and provide flexibility to the healthcare system during the course of emergence from the Coronavirus pandemic. The new waivers are aimed at some of the most prominent issues to […]
Posted on April 28, 2020 by John H. Fisher II
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Blanket Waivers of certain requirements of the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law). The purpose for the Blanket Waivers is to provide the flexibility providers need in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As long as the financial relationship pertains to at least one COVID-19 purpose, the […]