Litigation
CMS Reinstates Per-day Fines for Noncompliance in Long-term Care

CMS Reinstates Per-day Fines for Noncompliance in Long-term Care

By: Alec Dobson Long-term care facilities face increased potential for daily fines for non-compliance, rather than single fines, under recent action by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Daily fines had been more common until the Trump Administration, in July 2017, instructed regulators to typically impose civil monetary penalties only on a per-instance basis, rather than for each...

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Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2021

Davis|Kuelthau is sponsoring BizTimes Media’s Family and Closely Held Business Summit on June 29, 2021, at Brookfield Conference Center from 2:00 – 6:30 PM. Join other family & closely held companies as they navigate the complex issues of maintaining a successful, sustainable family or closely-held business. It’s your opportunity to learn and network with others who are on the same journey...

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7 Options for Resolving Partnership Disputes

7 Options for Resolving Partnership Disputes

By Heather J. Macklin Like all human relationships, business partnerships have their ups and downs. When things are going well, everyone is happy, and business usually booms. When things are not going well, however, even little disagreements can blow up into major disputes and business will often suffer for it. What are formerly happy business partners to do when they find themselves in the...

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CDC and CMS Issue New Guidance for Testing, Indoor Visitation, Dining, and Communal Activities at Nursing Homes

CDC and CMS Issue New Guidance for Testing, Indoor Visitation, Dining, and Communal Activities at Nursing Homes

New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) eased some testing requirements and social distancing measures for nursing home facilities in light of a large number of residents and employees being fully vaccinated. These changes should alleviate some of the burdens that nursing homes have faced during the...

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CMS Reinstates Per-day Fines for Noncompliance in Long-term Care

CDC Updates COVID Guidelines for Nursing Homes

The federal government this week issued updated guidelines to nursing homes for COVID-19 prevention and control, including new recommendations regarding visitation, physical distancing, and quarantining. In issuing the updated recommendations on March 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed that even as nursing homes relax restrictions they must remain vigilant for COVID...

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CMS Eases Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation

CMS Eases Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation

With millions of COVID-19 vaccinations having been administered to nursing home residents and staff, the federal government is now encouraging in-person visitation in nursing homes. On March 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its guidance to facilities regarding in-person visitation. Importantly, the updated memorandum, QSO-20-39-NH Revised (“CMS Memo”),...

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Anthony Steffek and Heather Macklin Discuss the Impact of Employer Mandated Vaccinations with Insight on Business Magazine

Anthony Steffek and Heather Macklin Discuss the Impact of Employer Mandated Vaccinations with Insight on Business Magazine

Labor and Employment Attorney, Anthony J. Steffek (Green Bay) and Litigation Attorney, Heather J. Macklin (Appleton) were recently interviewed by Insight Publications on employer considerations regarding vaccination mandates in the workplace. Their commentary was featured in the March 2021 Edition of Insight Publications Insight on Business Magazine. Tony and Heather offered insights on COVID-19...

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Companies Should Not Overlook the Importance of Their Contract Terms and Conditions

Companies Should Not Overlook the Importance of Their Contract Terms and Conditions

Sales are negotiated and consummated between companies every day. What can often get overlooked in transactions are the terms and conditions within the variety of documents being exchanged between the contracting companies. At minimum, a purchase order and a sales order are likely to be exchanged and typically include terms and conditions. However, if you do not have detailed, product-specific,...

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COVID-19 Waivers: Can They Reduce Your Business Risk?

By: Lisa Kleiner Wood and Ethan C. Geis As states begin to reopen and loosen restrictions on public gatherings and business closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, business managers, event coordinators, and property owners are seeking to get back to a semblance of normalcy. However, at least in the near term, it appears that business will not be business-as-usual. Social distancing,...

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CMS Reinstates Per-day Fines for Noncompliance in Long-term Care

CMS Recommends States Use “Extreme Caution” in Relaxing Nursing Home Restrictions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued recommendations on May 18 to state and local officials across the country for when nursing homes can relax certain restrictions on visitation, screening, and services related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations envision moving in three phases. Nursing homes would “reopen” more slowly than their surrounding communities will under...

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