About Lora L. Zimmer

Lora focuses her practice in corporate and business transactions, with a particular focus on the business and regulatory needs of health care clients. In addition, Lora is a trained Title IX investigator, providing prompt, thorough investigations and objective reporting in response to alleged violations of schools’ sexual misconduct policies.

Gov. Evers Releases “Safer at Home Order”

Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home Order was released today. Effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until April 24, 2020, individuals present in the state of Wisconsin are ordered to stay at home and non-essential business and operations must cease, with a long list of exceptions (discussed more below).  Public and private gatherings of any […]

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New Wisconsin Laws Impact Health Care Providers

Several new statutes were signed into law by Gov. Evers last week intended to positively impact Wisconsin nurses, physical therapists, and mental health professionals. Increasing Penalties for Battery Against a Nurse Under Wisconsin law, if a person commits battery (i.e., intentional bodily harm without consent) against certain categories of individuals, such as firefighters, jurors, or […]

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The Basics of Business Associate Agreements: Part Two

Do I Need a BAA? As explained in our last post, a health care provider may permit a business associate to create, receive, maintain, or transmit electronic protected health information (PHI) on its behalf only if a HIPAA-compliant business associate agreement (BAA) is in place between them. Likewise, a business associate may only allow a […]

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The Basics of Business Associate Agreements: Part One

Does your company provide goods or services to health care providers? If so, the subject of business associate agreements (BAAs) can be daunting. If your health care provider customer requests that you sign a BAA, you may wonder whether this agreement is actually necessary and whether the terms being presented to you are appropriate. In […]

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New Statute Prohibits Kickbacks in Recovery Services

A new federal statute imposes criminal penalties for kickbacks related to addiction recovery and related services. The Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (“EKRA”), passed last October as part of the anti-opioid SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, creates additional compliance requirements for substance abuse recovery homes, clinical treatment facilities, and laboratories, as well as for […]

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