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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


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


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


Mandatory Stark disclosure for hospitals coming soon
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2007

This September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will require 500 hospitals to complete a comprehensive report to disclose all ownership and compensation relationships with physicians


The Red Flag Rules’ application to the healthcare industry
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2008

On November 9, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal bank regulatory agencies, and the National Credit Union Administration jointly issued regulations called the “Red Flag Rules”


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


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


Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination of 2008
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2009

On May 21, 2008, the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008, also referred to as GINA, was signed into law


New HHS privacy principles
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2009

On January 13, 2009, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an updated and improved version of the Surgeon General's family health history portal


New OIG Advisory Opinion provides guidance for health care providers’ patientcustomer rewards programs
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2012

On May 1, 2012, the OIG posted a new Advisory Opinion which offers additional guidance for health care providers related to patientcustomer rewards programs