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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


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


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


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


After Mayo, Patent Office will require ‘significantly more’ than a law of nature for patentability
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., may affect the ability of companies to protect valuable innovations emerging from basic research


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


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


CMS issues new Stark rules with some surprising changes
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2007

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") issued new Stark regulations on September 5, 2007


Can My Website Subject My Business to Liability Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2015

It may come as a surprise that the answer to the above question is yes, or so a number of plaintiffs claim in lawsuits that have been filed recently


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