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United States Patent and Trademark Office issues guidance in the wake of Myriad and Prometheus decisions

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2014

On March 4th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued formal guidelines for the determination of patent-eligible subject matter in the

JCAHO revisions to medical staff standards will impact role of medical executive committees

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2010

The Joint Commission has posted proposed changes to its Medical Staff Standard that will likely change how Medical Staffs relate to their Medical Executive Committees

IRS publishes two notices with additional guidance for tax-exempt hospitals regarding section 501(R) compliance

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

On December 30, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released two notices related to Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as

Healthways Inc. to pay $40 million to settle 15-year old whistleblower lawsuit

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2009

On March 13, 2009, Healthways, Inc., announced that it had agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed in 1994 by a former employee on behalf of the federal government involving Diabetes Treatment Centers of America Inc., formerly owned and operated by Healthways

The Supreme Court addresses pay-for-delay in FTC v. Actavis

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2013

FTC v. Actavis, Inc., No. 12-416: Respondent Solvay Pharmaceuticals obtained a patent for its approved brand-name drug, and subsequently

Accessing mental health records in a physical disability case

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2010

One of our employees recently claimed that he is entitled to a reasonable accommodation of his physical disability (a serious back problem

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2008

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (the “Act”) was enacted in response to reports that preventable medical errors result in billions of dollars in increased health care costs, disability and death

Actavis case analysis: Supreme Court says certain patent infringement settlements could violate antitrust laws

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2013

On June 17, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc. et al. (No. 12-416), holding that

CMS provides guidance on employee education about false claims recovery

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 30 2007

As part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Congress has imposed a requirement on providers making or receiving more than $5 million annually in Medicaid payments to implement an employee education program about the False Claims Act prohibitions and related whistleblower protections

The Red Flag Rules’ application to the healthcare industry

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2008

On November 9, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal bank regulatory agencies, and the National Credit Union Administration jointly issued regulations called the “Red Flag Rules”