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New OIG advisory opinions

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2009

On November 25, 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued Advisory Opinion No. 08-21, in which the OIG reiterated its position regarding gainsharing arrangements, this time in the context of cardiac catheterization procedures

SEC charges medical device company and its founder with fraud

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2013

The Commission charged a medical device company and its founder with making false statements regarding the FDA's refusal to approval a device which

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

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

Earlier distribution required for Medicare Part D creditable coverage notice: health care reform’s earlier annual enrollment period for Part D accelerates deadline for distributing creditable coverage notice

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“health care reform” or “PPACA”) changed the annual coordinated election period for Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage

Physician practices must implement new stark disclosure by January 1, 2011

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2010

Physician practices that operate in-office MRI, CT, and PET services must implement a new patient disclosure requirement by January 1, 2011 in order to avoid violations of the federal physician self-referral, or "Stark," law

New Iowa Supreme Court opinion reinforces Iowa’s peer review protection

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2011

Peer review is a critical function for any healthcare provider seeking to ensure the quality of services it provides

Upcoming deadline for PPACA Exchange Notice

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

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Health Care Reform") created section 18B of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)1 requiring employers

Medical center files lawsuit challenging RAC’s denial of claim on the basis that the RAC’s opening of the claim was not timely

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

On March 24, 2009, a California medical center filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, alleging that the Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) unlawfully reopened a Medicare claim submitted by the medical center

HIPAA privacy and security audits underway

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2012

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requires the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to provide for periodic audits to ensure that covered entities (such as group health plans) and their business associates comply with the HIPAA privacy and security requirements