Dorsey Health Law Blog

Increase in HSR Reportability Thresholds and Other HSR Developments

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 Michael Lindsay, Jamie...

U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Injunction Against CMS’ Health Care Facility Vaccine Mandate: What Does This Mean for Your Health Care Facility?

Health care employers are not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the constantly changing legal status of the various federal vaccine mandates.  On Thursday afternoon, the Supreme Court made its rulings on two preliminary challenges to workplace mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for large...

Limited Preliminary Injunction Issued for CMS Vaccine Mandate

On November 29, 2021, a federal court in Missouri enjoined the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) vaccine mandate in the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.  Those ten states filed a lawsuit on November 10, 2021, challenging the vaccine mandate and requesting a...

HHS OIG Releases an Updated Health Care Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol

On November 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a revised Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol, renamed Health Care Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol (“SDP”).  Prior to this update, the SDP had not been updated since 2013.  While many of the revisions were procedural only, some of the revisions were...

CMS’ COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: What Health Care Providers and Suppliers Need to Know

**Note that a federal court has issued a temporary injunction stopping the CMS COVID-19 vaccine mandate in certain states.  Please read our blog post here for the latest information on this injunction. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published their much-anticipated rules mandating...

Additional EEOC Guidance for Employers Processing Religious Exemption Requests in Workplace COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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 Katie Ervin Carlson...

New Minnesota Assisted Living Licensure Requirements Have Gone Into Effect and the First Survey Results Are Out

On August 1, 2021, an overhaul of the licensing requirements for Minnesota assisted living facilities (codified at Minn. Stat. 144G.08-9999) went into effect. Under the new law, which was also discussed in a previous Dorsey Health Law Blog post, Minnesota assisted living facilities are now required to obtain either an assisted living facility license or,...

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

There are now less than three months until changes to the federal physician self-referral law (“Stark Law” or “Stark”) group practice definition special compensation rule go into effect on January 1, 2022.  As we wrote about here, these changes include revisions to the rule related to overall profits to prohibit pooling and distributing profits from designated...