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    Room Rate Discounts Expire July 22 for the Health, Labor and Employment Law Institute

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    Connect with your colleagues and hear the latest from the experts on the many issues facing health care, labor, and employment law practitioners at the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® in Wisconsin Dells, Aug. 22-23. Special discount rates on rooms through the weekend expire on July 22.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Health Law and Labor & Employment Law Institute comes to Wisconsin Dells, Aug. 22–23. Earn up to 11.5 CLE credits, and choose from 16 breakout sessions, three plenary sessions, and a luncheon program with keynote speaker, former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma.

    Breakout Sessions

    Top Legal Developments in Health Law – C. Frederick Geilfuss II, Foley & Lardner LLP, will discuss the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule to the Privacy and Security Regulations, Physician Payment Sunshine Act, and Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol.

    Labor Law and the National Labor Relations Board: Where Do We Go From Here? – Dean R. Dietrich, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C., and Nathan D. Eisenberg, The Previant Law Firm S.C., will discuss the D.C. Circuit's recent decision in Noel Canning v NLRB, concerning recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, which overshadows recent decisions issued by the Board itself.

    De-Mystifying the “Bermuda Triangle” – Patricia A. Lauten, Madison City Attorney's Office and Rebecca L. Salawdeh, Salawdeh Law Office LLC, will discuss the triangular intersection of the ADA, FMLA, and Worker’s Compensation.

    “BAA” Humbug: Business Associate Agreements of the Future – Angela M. Rust, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, will explore new requirements under the Omnibus Final Rule for BAAs between covered entities, business associates, and subcontracting business associates.

    Broad Name, Narrow Rule: Common-Law Wrongful Discharge in Wisconsin – Jeff Scott Olson, The Jeff Scott Olson Law Firm S.C., will address Wisconsin's common-law doctrine of wrongful discharge.

    ACOs: Status, Timelines, and Compliance Issues – Panelists Gwendolyn J. Cooley, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Joel Jaglin, PwC, and Paul T. Van Den Heuvel, Marshfield Clinic will explore the progress and practical and legal hurdles to establishing accountable care organizations both inside and outside the Medicare Shared Savings Program created under the Affordable Care Act. Barbara J. Zabawa, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, will moderate.

    Avoid Wage & Hour Landmines: FLSA & Wisconsin Law – Amy O. Bruchs, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, James J. Chiolino, Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, and Larry Johnson, Hawks Quindel S.C., will discuss Wisconsin's various wage and hour laws, which are similar to the Fair Labor Standards Act, but there are important areas of distinction.

    How to Handle a Payment Recovery Audit – Michelle Bergholz Frazier, Frazier Law, will provide an overview of current trends in payment recovery audits.

    Wisconsin’s Health Care “Whistleblower” Law: It’s Just a Garden-Variety Retaliation Claim, Right? – Daniel J. Finerty, Lindner & Marsack S.C., and Sandra Graf Radtke, Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf S.C., will provide an introductory overview and in-depth analysis of some of the more challenging issues arising under Wisconsin's Health Care Worker Protection Act. Email advance questions to com dfinerty lindner-marsack lindner-marsack dfinerty com with the subject line "HCWPA Question."

    Health Care Fraud & Abuse – Panelists Patrick S. Coffey, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Carrie Norbin Killoran, Aurora Health Care, and Antonio M. Trillo, U.S. Attorney's Office, Madison, will discuss Affordable Care Act provisions related to health care reimbursement and fraud enforcement, False Claim Act developments, internal investigations and cooperation with concurrent government investigations. Patrick J. Knight, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, will moderate.

    Hang onto Your Breaches: The Compliance Date is Coming Soon! – Quarles & Brady LLP attorneys, Jennifer J. Hennessy and Jennifer L. Rathburn, will discuss how the new Omnibus HIPAA Final Rule impacts security breach notifications.

    The First Date: Prelude to the Employment Relationship – Bradden C. Backer, Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law S.C., and Nola J. Hitchcock Cross, Cross Law Firm S.C., will offer an employer and employee perspective on the hiring process in health care..

    Buying and Selling a Medical Practice: A Transactional Perspective – Adam J. Tutaj, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., will review the common business, tax, and regulatory considerations associated with the purchase and sale of professional medical practices.

    Peacefully Ending the Employment Relationship: Negotiating Thorough, Enforceable and Sustainable Separation Agreements – Peter J. Fox, Fox & Fox S.C., and Frank A. Gumina, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., will examine ending the employment relationship issues from the perspectives of a management lawyer and an employee lawyer.

    Evolution of Provider Compensation in a Post-PPACA World – David J. Edquist, von Briesen & Roper S.C., and Thomas N. Shorter, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., will discuss key concepts and developments in analysis of physician compensation, pay-for-performance, and waivers for PPACA shared savings programs.

    Mediation in Health Care: Looking Beyond Labor Relations – Howard S. Bellman, Howard S. Bellman Mediation & Arbitration, will present the features that continue to boost mediation to become a preferred method of dispute resolution.

    What are Institutes?

    In 2011, State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE began producing several multiday CLE institutes. These events feature focused, highly relevant CLE programming in two to four areas of practice. They may include a vendor/exhibitor expo hall and social events. Some of these institutes will be held at destination locations, such as resorts.

    How to Register

    Tuition, not including Thursday’s luncheon and CLE program, is $379 for members; $189.50 for Emeritus State Bar members and Ultimate Pass Silver subscribers, and is included in the cost of the Ultimate Pass Gold subscribers. The ticketed Thursday CLE, College Athletes’ Biggest Health Risk: The NCAA?, program and luncheon cost an additional $20. Attendees must indicate the “Including optional CLE luncheon” selection when registering for the institute. Register online or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788.

    Register before July 22 to receive special room rates at the Kalahari Resort. Discounted room rates are: Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 21 and 22 –  $129; Friday, Aug. 23 – $149; Saturday, Aug. 24  – $169; and Sunday, Aug. 25 - $129.

    CLE Credit 

    Institute sessions will be submitted for up to 11.5 CLE credits. Select sessions will be recorded and webcast at a later date. All Institute attendees can attend the first two replay dates at no additional charge.