Vintage (and Inspired) in the Valley

The Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley has been instrumental in creating not just more, but better opportunities for our children in our community. As their mission states, they strive to “inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring […]

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Make a Federal Case Out of It

When I was in law school, I would look forward to coming home from class every day to unwind in my apartment. The first thing I would do was check my mailbox to see if I got a letter from my then-girlfriend now-wife. I would usually get a letter from her about once a week. […]

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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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Out of Sync

I am a huge, huge fan of KISS. My buddies and I have gone to see the ‘Hottest Band in the World’ at least five times. One time we saw them at the St. Paul Civic Center, and we went in full makeup. My friend, Tree, was Gene Simmons, Greg was Ace Frehley, Jason was […]

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Cash Isn’t King?

When I was a kid I remember when we would go to the grocery store and we would pay cash for our wares. It was a big deal when the store started accepting checks. Then, a few years later, the store started accepting credit cards. As a business owner, I’m not too fussy about how […]

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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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Heartbreaking

While channel surfing over the weekend, I came across a classic movie, ‘Heartbreakers.’ The film stars Sigourney Weaver as Maxine Conners and Jennifer Love Hewitt as her daughter, Paige. The duo are professional con artists. Their scam is Maxine finds lonely, rich bachelors and makes them fall in love with her and get married. Then […]

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Get to Know Us: Mike Curry

Where do you live?        Appleton Where are you from?     Appleton My legal practice…           My practice focuses on commercial and personal litigation.   I have represented clients in a variety of matters, including commercial litigation, product liability defense, personal injury, as well as probate and estate disputes. My practice provides opportunities to learn about […]

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Call Porsche 911

While channel surfing the other night, I caught the classic Seinfeld episode ‘The Parking Space.’ This installment revolves around Jerry hosting a group of friends to his apartment to watch a championship boxing match. Kramer invites his friend Mike Moffit who confides in him that he thinks Jerry is a phony. Apparently, Mike is not […]

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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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