The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) brought a wide range of waivers that greatly affected how health care is delivered and billed. Increased ability to offer telehealth, licensure waivers, exceptions to supervision requirements and more were key features of the PHE. Our March 8, 2023, Health Law Webinar discussed a variety of issues to help hospitals and clinics prepare for the anticipated May 11, 2023, end of the PHE.
On February 23, 2023, Fredrikson’s Immigration Group discussed new developments and trends in immigration and upcoming H-1B lottery season. Presenters Debra Schneider, June Cheng and Georgette Marling discussed status of proposed immigration legislation and regulations, agency processing and adjudication trends, consular reopening and visa processing, and H-1B cap season preparation.
On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, Fredrikson’s H-2 Immigration Service Team hosted its final H-2B webinar of the season. This webinar provided an overview of options for finding and retaining H-2B employees, even for employers who did not make it into the “cap.” They also explained the importance of compliance, and how to retain proper records.
The Health Law Webinar on February 8, 2023 discussed the issues surrounding establishing fees and offering discounts confounds much of the health care marketplace. This session answered many questions and gave a short review of the No Surprises Act and price transparency requirements.
On January 18, 2023, we discussed answers to common questions about how the Medicare’s “incident to” benefits and shared visits rules work, as well as an understanding of how to bill for services involving residents and medical students. While the focus of the webinar was on Medicare rules, we also covered the principles to consider for Medicaid and private payors.
On Wednesday, January 5, 2023, Fredrikson’s H-2 Immigration service team hosted its 2nd webinar of the H-B webinar series. This webinar provided an overview of the H-2B recruitment and certification phase and how to avoid pitfalls in the race for H-2B visa numbers.
On December 2022, our attorneys discussed the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Inpatient and Outpatient Prospective Payment System rules, as well as recent case law and regulatory developments that will be important in the new year, including some considerations for the changing COVID-19 landscape.
On December 13, the Fredrikson H-2 Immigration Service Team presented updated information on H-2A and H2B processes and program developments.
Register to watch the recap of Fredrikson’s annual Minnesota Legislative Session Outlook event. This program is available to view for free on demand after registration.
On December 1, attorneys from Fredrikson’s Immigration Group presented an online program addressing fundamental employment immigration topics.
The October and November Health Law webinars featured short introductions to basic health law topics.
- Event | Online | November 2022
Strike a fresh balance in your workplace. One where employee desires and organizational priorities peacefully co-exist for greater productivity and harmony. Proceed mindfully with legal and practical guidance from these upcoming Employment & Labor Webinars.
- Event | Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown | | 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
On October 28, 2022, attorneys in Fredrikson’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Group presented the Iowa Employment Law Seminar.
- Event | Online, or Hyatt Regency Minneapolis |
Bring a new balance to your workplace – one where employee desires and organizational priorities peacefully co-exist for greater productivity and harmony. Transcend your rockiest challenges with legal and practical guidance on disciplinary concerns, remote work, wage & hour, accommodations, harassment and more.
The October 2022 Health Law Webinar featured short introductions to basic health law topics.
- Labor Shortage and the Great Resignation: Using Immigration as a Workforce Recruitment and Retention Tool Webinar
On Tuesday, September 22, 2022, Fredrikson & Byron Immigration attorneys Loan Huynh, Jenny Bouta Mojica, and Mimi Alworth hosted a webinar on how employers can use various immigration visa options and pathways to lawful permanent resident status (green cards) to hire and/or retain foreign national employees.
Some healthcare organizations are seeking to consolidate while others strive to remain independent. Whatever your goal, it is important to understand the possible structures that can help you achieve it.
During our August Health Law Webinar on August 10, 2022, our attorneys the most common questions they have been getting and addressed questions from the audience.
The Two-Midnight Rule is arguably one of the easiest Medicare rules to explain: if the doctor expects a patient to require two nights of hospital care, the patient should be admitted as an inpatient. But it will be easy to fill an hour discussing how government contractors, consultants and hospital UR teams have frequently misinterpreted the rule, mistakenly applying other tests like InterQual or MCG to determine Medicare patient status.
On June 27, 2022, Fredrikson’s Employment & Labor Group discussed the legal implications of prevention policies, procedures and training initiatives, employee surveillance measures, and best practices for responses to overt and subtle threats of violence by or against employees.
- Health Law Webinar—What Health Organizations Should Know about Intellectual Property and Advertising Law
Our June Health Law Webinar explored the current tips, trends and trouble-spots in advertising law and provided attendees with practical advice on maximizing the effectiveness of communications while minimizing risk.
- Event | Olympic Hills Golf Club |
Fredrikson's Tax Disputes & Litigation Group has launched an Inaugural Let’s Talk About Tax – An Annual Sampler event.
Our May Health Law Webinar presented a basic overview of the regulatory framework governing coding and billing for governmental and private payors. It began with a basic introduction of the issues and concluded with common questions.
- Event | Como Park Zoo & Conservatory |
On April 26, 2022, Fredrikson & Byron, Minnesota Women Lawyers and Twin Cities Diversity in Practice proudly presented the seventh annual Women of Color in the Law Forum: Lifting as We Climb.
Our April 2022 Health Law Webinar covered regulations with a focus on the requirements involving Good Faith Estimates.
On March 15th, 2022, Mr. Thomas Hanson spoke on the political, economic and security implications of the military conflict in Ukraine.
After a lengthy COVID-19 lull, audits and investigations have returned with a vengeance. Our March 2022 Health Law Webinar focused on what you should know to prepare for and respond to audits and investigations by Medicare, Medicaid, private payers and some government agencies.
Fredrikson Immigration attorneys Zhu “June” Cheng and Jenny Bouta Mojica help attendees prepare for the FY2023 H1B Lottery.
Join a conversation with two of our healthcare and technology attorneys as they provide an overview of the issues and offer some best practices for taking advantage of AI and Big Data in healthcare.
On January 26, Fredrikson hosted their 13th annual Minnesota Legislative Session Outlook event.
- Health Law Webinar—Cybersecurity Basics: What Every Health Care Lawyer Should Know about Current Threats
The HIPAA Security Rule requires covered entities to have appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards, but the rule does not explain what to do when your organization is hit with a ransomware attack or other security incident.
Fredrikson immigration attorneys Loan Huynh, Kayla Hoel and Mimi Alworth examined the immigration landscape after one year of the Biden Administration and what they expected 2022 would hold for U.S. immigration policy.
Implementing or considering mandatory vaccinations for your workforce? This webinar covered the ins and outs of vaccine mandates with a special focus on the accommodation process.
Every year, our December Health Law Webinar is devoted to new regulatory developments, including topics like the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules.
We will explain how the very complicated provisions impact health care facilities and professionals in a simple, straightforward way.
On November 9, 2021, attorneys from Fredrikson’s International Group presented a webinar designed to inform U.S. companies about various business and legal aspects of doing business in the United Kingdom and Finland.
In this webinar, we revisited issues and policy questions surrounding Minnesota’s so-called “three-legged stool” and focused on our state’s three revenue workhorses: income tax, sales and use tax, and property tax.
- Avoiding Regulatory Trouble & Responding to Government Inquiries: Anti-Fraud & FDA Update for Manufacturers
Fredrikson’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group and Gardner Law presented a half-day webinar to learn about the latest anti-fraud and FDA cases; what it takes to design and maintain an effective compliance program and perform investigations; and how to respond to a government investigation.
Our October Health Law Webinar covered common challenging patient scenarios and the legal consequences that flow from them, as well as providing tips for preventing and minimizing risk.
During our September Health Law Webinar, Katie Douglas, Andrew Holm and Ryan Johnson discuss various growth and exit options for physician practices, including sales to private equity groups, practice consolidations and other creative growth strategies.
Don’t miss what is usually the most popular webinar of the year!
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This year’s event continued the conversation with financial institution leaders who shared what they learned in 2020 and what they are doing with what they learned in their businesses, communities and personal lives.
Whether it be state tax nexus, federal tax conformity or remote worker issues, the 2021 legislative session has been full of interesting state tax issues. Together with guest speakers from COST, our Fredrikson state tax team recapped several of these multistate issues during this webinar on June 10, 2021.
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) can be a great way to reduce costs and generate profit. They can also become a huge albatross. Our June Health Law Webinar explores common legal and practical issues, including ideas for structuring ownership and dividing income, the benefits and risks of joint ventures, common misperceptions about the antikickback safe harbors and the perils of management contracts.
In both hospital systems and physician-owned clinics, there are rules that limit the options for compensating physicians for their work. In addition, there are practical considerations that should influence compensation formula design. Our May Health Law Webinar will discuss both scenarios, including how changes to Stark will require changes to some compensation arrangements.
- Event | Fredrikson & Byron |
On May 4, 2021, the FBA Minnesota White Collar Crime Section hosted a virtual discussion with Chief Judge John R. Tunheim.
- FBAR Controversies Continue: Foreign Account Reporting, Compliance Requirements, and Litigation Update
Attorneys Ken Levinson and Masha Yevzelman of Fredrikson's Tax Disputes & Litigation Group presented this webinar on April 29, 2021.
The April 2021 Health Law Webinar addresses the key issues and strategic considerations in structuring and negotiating health care transactions. Topics include innovative deal structures, due diligence essentials, negotiation strategies, regulatory considerations and more.
On April 1, Fredrikson attorneys John Pickerill and Courtney Thompson reflected on the developments in media and advertising law expected in 2021 from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement and privacy laws to safe harbor protection and force majeure claims.
On April 1, 2021, attorneys from our Employment & Labor Group discussed cutting-edge employment law issues facing employers in the evolving workplace.
- EventHealth Law Webinar—Refunding Wisely: Avoiding Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way
- Firm NewsFredrikson Hires Ann Rainhart as Chief Operating Officer
- Legal UpdateSEC Division of Examinations 2023 Exam Priorities
- Legal UpdateState Department Plans Pilot to Allow Visa Renewals in United States for H and L Workers