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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

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

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

Employer references

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2009

We have a long-standing policy of providing only job title and dates of employment when a prospective employer seeks information about one of our current or former employees

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

Impact of Supreme Court DOMA decision on employee benefits for same sex spouses

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2013

In United States v. Windsor1, the Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),2 which defines marriage as solely a legal

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

Second federal court finds health care reform law unconstitutional

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2011

As we discussed in an earlier e-alert, the constitutional challenges raised by states, certain public interest groups and individuals to the new health care legislation have found more traction than commentators originally expected

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: proposed rule leaves big questions unanswered

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has released a proposed rule to implement the “Physician Payment Sunshine Act” (the “Sunshine Act”), enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “ACA”

Supreme Court upholds health care reform

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was a valid exercise of Congress’s power to tax