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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

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

Adult day care: the regulatory framework and its future as a Medicare home health service

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2010

Adult day care centers (also known as adult day service centers) are a growing business throughout the United States

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

An outlier or an omen? FTC breaks-up hospital’s 2008 acquisition of outpatient imaging and surgery clinics

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2009

For the first time since 1994, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") challenged and forced the divestiture of an exclusively outpatient service line acquisition not involving a full-scale hospital or health care system merger or acquisition

OIG advisory opinion found that employment contract entered into concurrently with real estate purchase from employee falls under safe harbor

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

On March 26, 2009, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") issued Advisory Opinion 09-02, concluding that a contract for the employment of a mental health practitioner entered into concurrently with a contract for the employer to purchase real estate from the employee satisfied the anti-kickback statutory employment exception and the employment safe harbor and, therefore, would not generate prohibited remuneration under the anti-kickback statute

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

CMS finalizes harsh payent cuts, anti-markup rule

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2007

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently finalized its calendar year 2008 Medicare payment rule for physician services

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