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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


The first company to be tried on FCPA charges is found guilty
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2011

Lindsey Manufacturing, the first company to stand trial on FCPA charges, was convicted on all counts by a jury in the Central District of California yesterday


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


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


United States Patent and Trademark Office issues guidance in the wake of Myriad and Prometheus decisions
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2014

On March 4th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued formal guidelines for the determination of patent-eligible subject matter in the


Proposed framework for regulating health it products issued
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2014

On April 3, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information


SEC charges medical device company and its founder with fraud
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

The Commission charged a medical device company and its founder with making false statements regarding the FDA's refusal to approval a device which


Medical center files lawsuit challenging RAC’s denial of claim on the basis that the RAC’s opening of the claim was not timely
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2009

On March 24, 2009, a California medical center filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, alleging that the Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) unlawfully reopened a Medicare claim submitted by the medical center