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Baird Holm LLP and the Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN), respective founder and sponsor of the Best Places to Work for the Advancement of Women Award, are pleased to announce this year's winner – OneWorld Community Health Centers. OneWorld Community Health Centers is an accredited ambulatory care clinic and certified...
The Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die on April 18, 2018. The Legislature considered 1,136 bills during the 2017-2018 Biennium. At the conclusion of bill introduction, we identified 20 bills warranting particular diligence. Summaries of these bills are available here. Below we describe the final disposition of those bills, in addition to...
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar has put the health care industry on notice that he intends to seek what he terms a "value-based transformation" of the American health care system. The former pharmaceuticals executive wasted no time after his January 2018 confirmation in making price transparency one of...
In Gilmore v. Holland, decided in February 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania held that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act ("EMTALA") does not apply to a patient who has been admitted for an inpatient procedure who develops post-surgery complications. In his complaint, Mr. Gilmore...
The OIG recently issued an advisory opinion permitting an excluded individual to be employed to market medications to pharmacies that participate in Medicare and Medicaid. Advisory opinions are limited to the specific individuals and facts addressed, so the decision cannot be read as general policy. It does, however, mark a noteworthy...
Baird Holm Partner Jonathan J. Wegner recently presented on Social Media & Fintech in Banking at the Community Bankers of Iowa's Leaders of Tomorrow Conference in Des Moines.  In case you missed it, his presentation is available here....

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Baird Holm LLP is pleased to announce that Joel D. Pedersen, who has served as Vice President and General Counsel for the University of Nebraska since 2008, is joining the firm. Joel brings with him a wealth of legal knowledge and experience that spans multiple practice areas, including his work on...
CMS has long taken the position that payments to hospitals under the Medicaid Disproportionate-Share Hospital program ("DSH") should be reduced to take into account any reimbursement from the Medicare program or third-party insurers for treatment of Medicaid beneficiaries. In February, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri opinion...
In two recent memoranda issued by the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ"), the agency signaled an approach favorable to hospitals and other providers. The DOJ stated in one memorandum that reliance on agency guidance documents in affirmative civil enforcement cases, such as the False Claims Act ('FCA"), needed to be...
The Bipartisan Budget Act was signed into law by President Trump on February 9, 2018. While there are several health care features in the Act, this article focuses on two important changes: Stark In 2015, CMS included commentary in its Stark update that has helped avoid inadvertent violations of Stark. But...
Baird Holm’s Scott S. Moore was featured in an Omaha World-Herald article. The article “Cabela’s employees in Sidney decide their fate; unclear what’s next for those who stay with Bass Pro Shops,” discusses the benefits of offering employees buyout packages as opposed to lay offs. ...
Baird Holm is proud to support the Greater Omaha Chamber and the Urban League of Nebraska and join their initiative to address organization-wide diversity and inclusion. Click here to learn more. ...
Baird Holm Attorneys Grayson J. Derrick, Eli A. Rosenberg and Jonathan J. Wegner co-authored Chapter 1: Bank Systems in the new American Bar Association Book “Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Emerging Technologies.” Click here for more information....
The Second Session of the 105th Nebraska Legislature convened on January 3, 2018. Bill introductions concluded on January 18, 2018. At the conclusion of bill introductions, we identified 20 bills warranting particular diligence. Summaries of these bills are available here. Below is an update of those bills that have had notable...
The Second Session of the 105th Nebraska Legislature convened on January 3, 2018. Bill introductions concluded on January 18, 2018. At the conclusion of bill introductions, we identified 20 bills warranting particular watchfulness. Summaries of these bills are available here. An updated chart of Second Session bills related to economic development,...
As often happens when a new administration of the opposite political party is installed, the Department of Labor (DOL) under President Trump made several announcements last month that evidence a shift in the agency's enforcement policy. First, the DOL rescinded its 2010 guidance on when unpaid internships are acceptable under the...
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacts more than just the tax brackets: eligible employers can claim a general business credit equal to a percentage of wages paid to qualifying employees on family and medical leave. To receive the credit, employers must provide at least two weeks of leave and compensate...
Hopefully by now, most employers either have conducted, or have scheduled, workplace harassment training to discuss (and prevent) harassment issues in the workplace. The impetus to refresh this training was outlined in our December newsletter article, which you can access here. The scary thing about harassment issues is that they sometimes...
On December 21, 2017, the "340B Protecting Access for the Underserved and Safety-net Entities Act” or the “340B PAUSE Act” (the "Bill") was introduced in Congress. The Bill includes a moratorium on registration of certain new 340B hospitals and "child sites," new 340B hospital reporting requirements, and new government reporting to...
On January 17, 2018, just two days before the revised Federal regulations governing the protection of human subjects (the "Revised Common Rule") were set to go into effect, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal departments and agencies announced a six month delay of the effective...

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