Listen to Husch Blackwell’s Technology Transfer Attorneys Kris Kappel, Dill Myers, and Liam Reilly provide tips for “Winning” the Technology Agreement Tug of War.  This webinar reviews the most negotiated legal terms in Information Technology and Technology Agreements, including warranties, indemnification, and limitation of liabilities. This session also covers issues from both the vendor and customer perspective, and suggests middle ground and winning strategies for negotiations.

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After exploring the attributes of a well-functioning board, in this episode we delve into common practices and tendencies that can limit board performance. Whether it be factioning, side conversations or confidentiality leaks, there are activities that get in the way of good governance. We also talk through how to help leaders identify these roadblocks and institute practical strategies to navigate them. We hope you enjoy this insightful conversation filled with helpful takeaways to improve participation and engagement of your full board. Listen today: https://bit.ly/3jEKYi4

Husch Blackwell represented Talkspace—an online and mobile therapy company based in New York City that connects users with licensed therapists via video chat or text—as corporate and healthcare regulatory counsel in its recently closed business combination with Hudson Executive Investment Corp. Continue Reading Husch Blackwell Represents Talkspace in SPAC Combination

On July 26, 2021, the White House issued a press release marking the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and announcing the publication of new guidance and resources dedicated to assisting disabled individuals, including individuals with long COVID, which entails new or recurring symptoms experienced by some individuals infected with COVID-19 that can last for months after the individual is first infected, even if the initial infection was mild. Due to the “persistent and significant” health issues presented by long COVID, the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) published guidance to explain the application of federal disability laws to individuals suffering from long COVID. The federal government also published a compilation of resources, some of which apply to employers, regarding accommodations for workers suffering from long COVID. Continue Reading Long COVID as a Disability under Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

Husch Blackwell secured a victory before the Missouri Supreme Court in closely watched litigation over the implementation of Amendment 2, a 2020 ballot initiative that Missourians passed and that would expand Medicaid coverage in the state.

The litigation stemmed from the decision of Missouri’s Department of Social Services to refuse to enroll the plaintiffs in MO HealthNet, the state’s Medicaid plan, because the Missouri General Assembly allegedly failed to appropriate funding for the program’s expansion. The trial court ruled that Amendment 2 violated article III, section 51 of the Missouri Constitution, which prohibits a ballot measure from appropriating money without creating revenue to fund the initiative. Continue Reading Husch Blackwell Prevails Over Opposition to Missouri Medicaid Expansion

In this episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg Pekarske and Jacob Harris unpack what may be behind the Hospice Item Set (HIS) noncompliance letters that many hospices believe they have erroneously received. These letters indicate hospices have not achieved compliance with the HIS reporting requirement. Meg and Jacob explore how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) temporary 6-month reporting exemption may have unexpectedly impacted some hospices. They also discuss the importance of using the appeal process to dispute noncompliance. Please tune in to learn more: https://bit.ly/3idiEnB

This Spring, the Texas 87th Legislature passed S.B. 809, an Act adding Chapter 81A entitled “Coronavirus Disease Public Health Emergency Reporting” to the Texas Health and Safety Code. This Act requires “health care institutions” who received federal relief funds under the CARES Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, or the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to report the amounts received to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Providers are not required to report funds received under the SBA loan program or money returned to the federal government. The HHSC is required to submit these reports to the Governor and other Texas governmental officials. The Act requires HHSC the develop procedures for providers submit the required report. The law goes into effect September 1, 2021, and as of July 30, 2021, HHSC has yet to publish procedures or a deadline for submitting the report. Learn more: Texas SB00809F

Hospice boards today need to be well-versed in a number of areas that directly or indirectly address legal issues. In this three-part Hospice Governance Academy Spotlight Interview, Bill Musick, President of Integriti3D, talks with Meg Pekarske, a partner at Husch Blackwell and host of the podcast, “Hospice Insights: The Law and Beyond.” They discuss the most pressing issues for hospice boards, ensuring that compliance plans are effective, and how to prepare for the future. Watch the three-part interview at https://bit.ly/3l9XuIW.

Led out of the firm’s Milwaukee office, Husch Blackwell represented UpHealth in its recently closed business combination that created a publicly traded, comprehensive global digital healthcare company.

Our Kate Bechen and Robin Lehninger were thrilled to join the leadership team of UpHealth Inc. at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate their listing as a publicly traded company. “To see our company being traded on the New York Stock Exchange is a huge testament to the entire Husch Blackwell team’s ability,” said Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, Co-Chairman and Co-founder of UpHealth.

Learn more about this exciting event: https://www.huschblackwell.com/inthenews/husch-blackwell-joins-uphealth-in-opening-bell-celebration.

Our Terry Potter and FAB’s Josef (Joe) Glynias are the latest Husch Blackwell attorneys to be named to a Missouri Lawyers Media POWER (log-in required) list covering Employment Law: https://lnkd.in/ew_HE2m 

A former field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Terry serves healthcare and higher education clients in labor and management relations matters. Joe concentrates his practice on the areas of employment law, such as wage and hour collective/class actions under state and federal law.