Speaking & Publications

Attend the Pre-Conference Session on Wellness Compliance just before the WELCOA Summit in August 2017.  Learn more here.

Watch Barbara's talk on Wellness Law at Wellness Underground, February 2017:

Listen to Barbara's podcast  regarding workplace wellness law with Jen Arnold of Redesigning Wellness, Inc.  Or, download it on iTunes.  

Need CEUs for a Workplace Wellness or CHES certification?  Listen to Barbara's webinar on the Final ADA and GINA Rules on HPLive.org!

If you would like Barbara to speak or write for your organization, please contact us.

Here is a list of past writing and speaking engagements:

  • The EEOC Enigma:  Moving Forward with Muddled Guidance, HEROForum16, Atlanta, GA, September 2016
  • The New EEOC ADA, GINA and Equal Pay Rules and Their Impact on Wellness Programs, AudioSolutionz, Webinar, August 4, 2016
  • The Final ADA and GINA Rules: What they mean for Workplace Wellness Programs, HPLive Webinar, June 24, 2016
  • Social Work Ethics and Law, NASW Wisconsin Chapter, Wisconsin Dells, June 28, 2016
  • Legally Incentivizing Health Assessment and Biometric Screen Participation, National Wellness Conference, St. Paul, MN, June 27, 2016
  • Designing a Legally Compliant Wellness Program, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, Webinar, February 2016
  • Designing a Legally Compliant Wellness Program, The Alliance, Madison, WI, January 2016
  • Social Work and the Law, NASW Wisconsin Chapter, Madison, WI October 2015
  • Improving Community Health, Panel member, ACHE, Elkhart Lake, WI, September, 2015
  • Retail Health Clinics, Wisconsin State Bar HLE Institute, Wisconsin Dells, WI, August, 2015
  • Designing a Legally Compliant Wellness Program, WELCOA Webinar, July 15, 2015
  • Wellness and HIPAA Compliance, National Wellness Institute, Minneapolis, MN June 2015
  • Using the ACA to Expand Wellness, National Wellness Institute, Minneapolis, MN June 2015
  • Worksite Wellness Program Compliance, Wellness Council of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Green Bay & Madison, February and March 2015
  • Understanding ACOs, Milwaukee Bar Association, Milwaukee, WI, January 13, 2015
  • Understanding ACOs, Webinar for the Wisconsin Medical Society, November 19, 2014
  • The Legal Basis Behind ACA Delays, Wisconsin State Bar Health Law Section Newsletter, April 2014
  • Insurance Law 2014, contributing author, Aspatore Books, 2014
  • Diving Deep into HIPAA, Wisconsin State Bar HLE Institute, Wisconsin Dells, WI, August 2014
  • Medical Records Law in Wisconsin, Lorman Education Group, Madison, WI, February 2014
  • Affordable Care Act Update, Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, Green Bay, WI, February 2014
  • Social Media Use in Health Care, Medical Group Management Association, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2013
  • How the ACA impacts Chiropractic, Wisconsin Chiropractors Association, Wisconsin Dells, WI, Sept. 2013
  • Accountable Care Organizations and Collaborative Governance, Seton Hall L. Rev., Summer 2011
  • HIPAA: The Next Phase?, presentation, Easy PC Solutions, Waukesha, Wisconsin, December 1, 2011
  • Extreme Makeover - Health Care Edition, Annual Human Resources Law Conference, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee, WI, October 25, 2011
  • Health Care On The Horizon: Considering Our Roles as Voices for Consumers, "Wisconsin Insurance Exchange Proposal," Covering For Kids & Families-Annual Fall Conference, Madison, WI, October 5, 2011
  • Health Care Happenings Conference, "Self Disclosing Overpayments and Other Concerns to the Government," Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI, (Chair and Presenter) September 27, 2011
  • Impact of Federal Health Reform on Services and Benefits, "How Federal Health Care is/will Impact Services and Benefits," 42nd Residential Services Association of Wisconsin Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, May 19, 2011
  • Accountable Care Organizations-Can They Live Up to the Hype? -Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association 2011 Annual Conference, Middleton, WI, May 12, 2011
  • Health Care Reform, "A Talk on the Legislative Study Committee on Health Care Reform," Global Health Law and Wisconsin Workshop by the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI, April 25, 2011
  • Medical Records Law in Wisconsin: Tricky Disclosure Situations, Lorman Seminar, Madison, WI February 22, 2011
  • Accountable Care Organizations under PPACA, Wisconsin State Bar Health Law Section CLE, January 19, 2011
  • Health Care Reform: HR's Strategic Response, Madison Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers, January 18 2011
  • Health Care Reform VIP Event, "What Physicians Should Know About Healthcare Reform for Their Practices," Milwaukee, WI, December 9, 2010
  • Health Reform Update, ALFA Associate Corporate Counsel Forum, Chicago, IL, November 16, 2010
  • Thorny Issues in Medical Records Privacy, Wisconsin Medical Society Midwest Coding Conference, September 2010
  • Health Reform Update, Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, August 2010
  • Health Information Boot Camp, Wisconsin State Bar Health Law Section/Wisconsin Medical Society Joint Conference, June 9 and 10, 2010.
  • Compliance with the New Red Flag Rules and Fraud and Abuse Basics, WCCMA Symposium, April 22, 2010.
  • Getting Smart About Recovery Audit Contractors, presentation, Association of Wisconsin Surgery Center, Membership Meeting, November 10, 2009.
  • HIPAA: The Next Phase?, presentation, 10th Annual Midwest Coding & Practice Management Symposium, October 20, 2009.
  • County Government and the Health Care Crisis, presentation, Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation 17th Annual Corporate Counsel/Defense Counsel Forum, September 19, 2009.
  • Employee Health and Privacy, presentation, State Bar of Wisconsin Heath Law 2009, September 9, 2009.
  • Health Reform Legislation in Wisconsin-year-end Summary, co-author, American Health Lawyers Association Alert, July 17, 2009.
  • Wisconsin Preparedness Forum II, presentation, October 28, 2008.
  • Document Retention Policies: Applicable Law and Best Practices for the Healthcare Industry, ALFA International Tele-Seminar, September 25, 2008.
  • Disclosure and Reporting of Billing Compliance Matters, State Bar Annual Conference Presentation, May 2008.
  • Health Information in the Employment Context, Presentation to Walworth County HR Association, March 2008.
  • FBI/OIG What You Should Know When They Come Knocking at the Door, presentation, 2008 MEGA Conference, February 1, 2008.
  • Basic Contract Law, to local hospital executives, May 2007.
  • Medicare Pay-For-Performance: 2007 Physician Voluntary Reporting Program, March 13, 2007.
  • HIPAA Privacy Basics, to a southeastern Wisconsin Fire Department, March 2007.
  • New Rules Revise Requirements for Employee Wellness Programs and Health Benefits for Certain Injuries, January 2, 2007.
  • Employee Wellness Programs and Challenges to Health Information Privacy, Winter 2007.
  • Current Antitrust Risks and Opportunities, September 28, 2006.
  • HIPAA Policy Changes Required by Recent Wisconsin Legislative Change, June 26, 2006.
  • Electronic Health Information Exchange Initiatives: Health Improvement Possibilities and Legal Challenges, June 2006.
  • Paving the Way for the National Provider Identifier, May 26, 2006.
  • IRS Community Benefit Survey Begins, April 28, 2006.
  • Wisconsin Adds Extra Protection to Hospital Trauma Care Service Data, April 28, 2006.
  • Federal Trade Commission Rejects Physician-Hospital Organization Clinical Integration Model, April 20, 2006.
  • It's HIPAA Time Again, February 21, 2006.
  • How to File Health Care Grievances and Complaints in Wisconsin, to the UW Lung Transplant Group, September 2005.
  • Consumer Town Hall Meeting on Health Information Privacy, sponsored by HIPAA COW, AHIMA and WHIMA in Waukesha, WI, May 2004.
  • A Wisconsin Consumer's Guide to Health Information Privacy, an informational brochure about Wisconsin health information privacy issues, May 2004.
  • Making the Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability (HIFA) Waiver Work through Collaborative Governance, Annals of Health Law, Summer 2003.
  • How Current Health Policy Impacts Wisconsin Health Care Consumers, oral presentation to Women in Health Care Management, in Madison, WI, Feb. 6, 2003.
  • Defined Contribution Health Plans and the Need for Regulator and Consumer Involvement, paper and oral presentation to the NAIC Consumer Liaison Committee, in New Orleans, LA, Sept. 9, 2002.
  • Update on ERISA, oral presentation for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics 26th Annual Health Law Teachers Conference, in Indianapolis, IN, June 7, 2002.
  • Privacy Consents, Authorizations, and Notices, oral presentation at the 2nd General Session of the HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin, in Wisconsin Dells, WI, April 12, 2002.
  • Private Health Insurance Denials, oral presentation to attorneys for CLE credit at the Public Interest Law Conference: Access to Health Care Coverage, in Madison, WI, April 4, 2002.
  • The "Access" Problem in BadgerCare, seminar instructor for the Wisconsin Public Health/Health Policy Institute Population Health Seminar Series in Madison, WI, Dec. 10, 2001.
  • Health Care Grievances, Complaints and IER: The Essential Role of the Physician, oral presentation to a group of physicians for CME credit in Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 8, 2001.
  • Using ERISA to Improve the Efficiency of Medicaid Expansion Programs, oral presentation at the 2001 American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

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