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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

Negligent credentialing

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 23 2009

Our organization is responsible for evaluating the credentials for employees at certain medical facilities

EPA approves registration of antimicrobial with nanosilver for clothing and bedsheets

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2012

The EPA recently approved a conditional registration for an antimicrobial pesticide product containing nanosilver for use on textiles, including clothing and bedsheets

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

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

Major changes to HIPAA security and privacy rules

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2009

On February 17th, President Obama signed into law a $787 billion economic stimulus package

CMS delays diagnostic test markup prohibition

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2008

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") has delayed until January 1, 2009 the effective date of significant portions of the new Medicare prohibition on the markup of diagnostic tests

Recent Iowa Supreme Court opinions address disclosure of internal audits and liability for negligent credentialing

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 20 2012

The Iowa Supreme Court issued two recent opinions that advance our understanding of important concepts, including a public hospital’s obligation to release internal audit reports pursuant to open records requests, and the standard of care applicable to a hospital board of directors in fulfilling its credentialing function

A path to accountable care runs through the FTC

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2010

In spite of the continued public and political division over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”), there are elements of the Act that policymakers, regardless of politics, might actually agree upon

SEC files another fraud action tied to the municipal bond market

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2013

The SEC filed another settled financial fraud action tied to the municipal bond market which is clearly an area of increasing focus. This proceeding