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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

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

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

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

Unconventional medical care and FMLA coverage

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2011

We have a diverse workforce

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

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

The Supreme Court - March 4, 2013

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2013

The Supreme Court of the United States announced a decision in one case this morning: Levin v. United States, No. 11-1351: Respondent Steven Levin

New bills seek to resolve provider difficulties in self-reporting Stark violations, but questions (and risk) remain in the meantime

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

Two bills currently before Congress seek to resolve the problems created by the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) change to the self-disclosure protocol to exclude matters raising issues solely under the federal physician self-referral, or Stark, statute from the protocol