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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


EPA approves registration of antimicrobial with nanosilver for clothing and bedsheets
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

The EPA recently approved a conditional registration for an antimicrobial pesticide product containing nanosilver for use on textiles, including clothing and bedsheets


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


HIPAA compliance deadline is rapidly approaching
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2013

Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final privacy and security regulations under the Health Insurance


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


New Iowa Supreme Court opinion reinforces Iowa’s peer review protection
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2011

Peer review is a critical function for any healthcare provider seeking to ensure the quality of services it provides


The Supreme Court - June 25, 2012
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2012

The Supreme Court of the United States announced decisions in three cases this morning


Employer shared responsibility penalty delayed
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

The Obama administration will not penalize employers that do not offer health benefits until 2015. The U.S. Department of Treasury announced the


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


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) fee deadline fast approaching
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA" or health care reform) added sections 4375, 4376 and 4377 of the Code which impose the