Dorsey Health Law Blog

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rule for Healthcare Employers

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The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s Rebecca Bernhard, Aaron...

OIG Advisory Opinion No. 21-02 Provides Helpful Insights into Risk Mitigation Factors Regarding Health System-, Physician-, and Management Company-Owned Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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On April 26, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued favorable Advisory Opinion No. 21-02 regarding a proposed investment in an ambulatory surgery center (“ASC”) by a health system, orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgeon employees of the health system, and a management company. This latest Advisory Opinion is notable...

Stark Regulatory Changes Effective January 1, 2022 Require Modifying Certain Group Practice Compensation Methodologies

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On January 1, 2022, changes to the federal physician self-referral law (“Stark Law” or “Stark”) group practice definition special compensation rule go into effect.  Among other things, these changes revise the rule related to overall profits to prohibit pooling and distributing profits from designated health services (“DHS”) on a service-by-service basis, which is sometimes referred...

The “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care” – Overview and Links to Further Resources from Dorsey & Whitney

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In 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) launched the “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care” to accelerate a transformation of the healthcare system, with a focus on removing “unnecessary obstacles” to coordinated care (the “Regulatory Sprint”). Several HHS agencies requested comments and information from the public and have published new or proposed...

Granny Cams Are Likely Here to Stay: Taking Steps to Address the Inevitable

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“Granny cams” or family-placed electronic monitoring in a nursing facility have become more commonplace.  Cameras are easier to obtain and set up and can easily be linked to one or more family member’s cell phones.  With COVID visiting restrictions making it more difficult for families to visit their loved ones in person, more and more...

Borrowers and Banks Beware: The New Year Brings the Nation’s First False Claims Act Settlement for Paycheck Protection Program Fraud

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The Dorsey Health Law blog team keeps readers up-to-date on relevant topics in the health care industry. In order to do so, the members of the blog team communicate regularly with other practice groups within the firm for applicable updates from client publications. For this post, we would like to thank Dorsey’s FCA Now blog...

White Papers: Understanding the Final Rules to Revise the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducement Civil Monetary Penalty Regulations

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In just two weeks, on January 19, 2021, a sweeping set of changes to the federal physician self-referral law (or “Stark Law”) and anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) regulations go into effect.  These changes, which are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care,” are the most significant changes...