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For Husch Blackwell’s Northwestern University grad school alums, Laura Labeots (Ph.D. 1992) and Ed Gamson (Ph.D. 1970), it was a huge thrill to learn that one of their own, a fellow chemist from Northwestern, had won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry last week. Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, who specializes in Nanotechnology, will be awarded the Nobel this December in Stockholm, Sweden, for his groundbreaking work on “molecular machines.” He and his group have devised molecules that remarkably can do mechanical work, such as lifting and moving other small molecules. Continue Reading Husch Blackwell attorneys celebrate Nobel Prize winner

HealthcareHorizonsOver the last several years, many healthcare providers have struggled financially due to decreased reimbursements and changing payment models. Hardest hit are providers in small towns that do not benefit from being part of larger healthcare systems. Seeking relief, they may initiate Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and sell assets to third parties to relinquish liabilities. Continue Reading How to buy distressed healthcare assets

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The following is Part VI of a six-part series of blog postings regarding whether a captive insurance subsidiary or one owned by the owners or affiliates of a company may represent an effective risk management tool that also provides economic benefits. Although there are various types of captive insurance, this posting will focus primarily on single parent/pure captives and how they might provide economic benefits for you or your healthcare company. Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V of the blog series are here. This posting provides an overview of certain other considerations to forming a single parent or pure captive.    
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safe-moneyiStock_000000609494_MediumThe following is Part V of a six-part series of blog postings regarding whether a captive insurance subsidiary or one owned by the owners or affiliates of a company may represent an effective risk management tool that also provides economic benefits. Although there are various types of captive insurance, this posting and the one to follow will focus primarily on single parent/pure captives and how they might provide economic benefits for you or your healthcare company. Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of the blog series are here.

safe-moneyiStock_000000609494_MediumThe following is Part IV of a six-part series of blog postings regarding whether a captive insurance subsidiary or one owned by the owners or affiliates of a company may represent an effective risk management tool that also provides economic benefits. Although there are various types of captive insurance, this posting and the two to follow will focus primarily on single parent/pure captives and how they might provide economic benefits for you or your healthcare company. Part I, Part II and Part III of the blog series are here. This posting discusses the types of insurance coverage that may be effectively provided by a captive insurance subsidiary.     Continue Reading Using Captive Insurance to Create Value for Your Company – Part IV

safe-moneyiStock_000000609494_MediumThe following is Part III of a six-part series of blog postings regarding whether a captive insurance subsidiary or one owned by the owners or affiliates of a company may represent an effective risk management tool that also provides economic benefits. Although there are various types of captive insurance, this posting and the three to follow will focus primarily on single parent/pure captives and how they might provide economic benefits for you or your healthcare company. Part I and Part II of the blog series are here.

safe-moneyiStock_000000609494_MediumThe following is Part II of a six-part series of blog postings regarding whether a captive insurance subsidiary or one owned by the owners or affiliates of a company may represent an effective risk management tool that also provides economic benefits. Although there are various types of captive insurance, this posting and the four to follow will focus primarily on single parent/pure captives and how they might provide economic benefits for you or healthcare business. Part I of this series can be found here.

safe-moneyiStock_000000609494_MediumThe following is Part I of a six-part series of blog postings regarding whether a captive insurance subsidiary or one owned by the owners or affiliates of a company may represent an effective risk management tool that also provides economic benefits. Although there are various types of captive insurance, this posting and the five to follow will focus primarily on single parent/pure captives and how they might provide economic benefits for you or your healthcare business.

Effective enterprise risk management (ERM) is an essential component of any successful business that in almost all circumstances imposes costs and expenses and represents a drag on a company’s profits. Wouldn’t owners of such businesses and their managements be interested in learning about a risk management tool that provides insurance but may also result in the potential for increased earnings as well as tax savings and benefits? Captive insurance might be that tool for your company.

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texas-guardianship-manual-webEffective Sept. 1, 2015, there are significant changes to Texas Guardianship laws. For the first time, probate courts must consider alternatives to guardianship, and supports and services available to the proposed ward before a guardianship is created. Two new alternatives to appointing a guardian now exist: Designation of Guardian Before the Need Arises and Alternate Forms of Decision-Making Based on Person-Centered Planning; and Supported Decision Making Agreement. Tex. Est. Code §§ 1002.0015 & 1357.001.

Continue Reading Texas is the first state to recognize Supported Decision-Making as alternative to Guardianship

TexasFlagOn Thursday, July 16, 2015, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) held a public meeting regarding its request to seek an extension of its Section 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver. The current waiver covered a five year period ending September 30, 2016. Under the waiver Texas has expanded Medicaid managed care, created a funding pool to offset uncompensated care and provided incentives for hospitals and other providers to develop delivery system infrastructure in Texas. Over the waiver period, Texas will commit $29 Billion to the uncompensated care and delivery system payment pools (approximately 58% or $16.82 Billion represent federal funds).

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