We will focus on highlights from the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Inpatient and Outpatient Prospective Payment Rules. We will also address the recently-issued hospital price transparency final rule, recent proposals to add exceptions/safe harbors to the Stark law and Antikickback Statute, as well as discuss a few other significant regulatory developments for 2020.
We help our clients navigate the many challenges and opportunities created by the constantly changing regulatory landscape of the health care industry.
What We Do
As one of the largest health care law practices in the Midwest, Fredrikson & Byron attorneys have extensive experience representing a broad range of clients in the health care industry, including health systems, managed care organizations, medical device companies, single-specialty and multi-specialty physician groups, dental groups, practice management companies, pharmacies, ambulatory surgical centers and other health care providers and suppliers. Our attorneys understand the many challenges and opportunities created by the constantly changing regulatory landscape of the health care industry. We offer strategic and pragmatic advice to our clients on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters. We act as general and special counsel to our clients on a wide range of sophisticated transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, corporate governance, and strategic affiliations. We also advise clients on regulatory compliance matters, such as Stark, antikickback, HIPAA and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
Our lawyers are actively involved in national and regional health law organizations and associations, including:
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Minnesota Bar Association – Health Law Section, FDA Section
- American Bar Association – Health Law Section
- Life Science Alley
- BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
- University of Minnesota Joint Degree Program in Health Law and Life Sciences
- Adjunct faculty positions at St. Thomas University College of Business, University of Minnesota Law School, Hamline University, William Mitchell School of Law
- MinnesotaCup – Health Care and Life Sciences Division
Organizations we represent:
- Health Care Joint Ventures
- Managed Care Organizations
- Home Health Care Organizations
- Hospitals and Health Systems
- Imaging Centers
- Independent Laboratories
- Individual Physicians
- Medical Device Manufacturers
- Nursing Homes
- Practice Management Companies
- Professional Corporations
- Surgery Centers
- Urgent Care Centers
- Audits & Investigations
- Biomedical Ethics Issues
- Corporate Governance and Ownership Issues
- Doctor/Clinic Disputes
- Employment and Human Resource Issues
- Health Enterprise Joint Venturing
- Licensing Board Matters
- Managed Care and Third-Party Payor Contracting
- Medicare Fraud & Abuse
- Medical Device Approval
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- New and Pending Legislation
- Physician Compensation and Benefits
- Physician Recruitment and Contracts
- Reimbursement: Medicare, Medicaid & Third-Party Payors
- Risk Management Issues
News & Articles
Health Law Webinar: Telemedicine Heading Into 2020: Updates on Legal, Reimbursement and Compliance Issues
November 6, 2019
On November 20, 2019, our Health Law Webinar featured a soup to nuts discussion on the current state of telemedicine from a licensure, reimbursement and compliance perspective.
September 26, 2019
At our October 2019 Health Law Webinar, we hosted an hour of questions and answers from our daily practice in a fast-paced Q&A format.
September 12, 2019
By Chelsey Jonason and
If you appealed an IRF overpayment decision, you may be eligible to join this settlement. Instructions for submission can be found on the CMS website.
August 22, 2019
Our September 2019 webinar educated hospital and clinics on their rights with respect to ICE searches and inquiries and as well as responsibilities with respect to patient rights and patient privacy.
July 9, 2019
Our August 2019 Health Law Webinar explored questions around Medicare Manuals and discussed trends and recent case law dealing with the use of Manuals, FAQs, memos and other program guidance.
July 9, 2019
Effective August 1, 2019, a new law requires vendors to check the exclusion list “on a monthly basis and document the date and time the exclusion list was checked and the name and title of person who checked the exclusion list.”
June 20, 2019
Our July 2019 Health Law Webinar explored your rights and obligations when interacting with a variety of governmental and private organizations, including what you should do if government agents visit your facility.
Health Law Webinar: Provider-Based Status and Co-Location: New CMS Guidance and Strategic Steps for Compliance
May 22, 2019
Our June 2019 Health Law Webinar offered an in-depth analysis of the draft guidance issued by CMS and the practical implications for hospitals struggling to reconfigure and/or plan medical campuses for future growth.
May 1, 2019
On May 15, 2019, attorney Kevin Riach presented the Health Law Webinar “Medical Marijuana and Health Care Providers.”
April 4, 2019
On April 24, 2019, attorney Steve Helland presented the Health Law Webinar “Health Industry Website Accessibility: 2019 Lawsuit Trends and Practical Steps to Reduce Risk and Promote Compliance for Websites, Apps, Portals and Connected Devices.”
March 5, 2019
On March 13, 2019, attorneys Debra Schneider and Jennifer Bouta Mojica presented the Health Law Webinar “Immigration Options for Health Care Practitioners.”
February 1, 2019
On February 13, 2019, attorney David Glaser presented the Health Law Webinar “Tips for Conducting Employee Interviews During Internal Investigations.”
January 9, 2019
On January 16, 2019, attorneys Ryan Johnson and Nikola Datzov presented the Health Law Webinar “Digital Health: Emerging Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues.”
November 29, 2018
CMS’s David Wright has signaled that new provider-based guidance will be issued in early 2019.
Health Law Webinar: 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, OPPS and IPPS Final Rules and Other News, Rules and More
November 27, 2018
Join us on December 12, 2018, for our next Health Law Webinar.
October 18, 2018
Please join us for our next Health Law Webinar on November 14, 2018.
September 20, 2018
Please join us for our next Health Law Webinar on October 10, 2018.
August 23, 2018
Please join us for our next Health Law Webinar on September 12, 2018.
July 25, 2018
Please join us for our next Health Law Webinar on August 8, 2018, when we will focus on questions of general applicability to our listeners.
June 21, 2018
Please join us for our next Health Law Webinar on July 11, 2018, that will provide an in-depth tutorial for in-house attorneys, compliance professionals, coders, human resources personnel and anyone else involved in internal investigations.
Health Law Webinar: “Incident To”, Shared Visits and Other Encounters with Non-Physician Professionals
April 23, 2018
On May 9, 2018, please join us for our next Health Law Webinar that will offer an easy-to-understand explanation of the CMS policies related to “incident to” billing and shared visits.
March 22, 2018
On April 11, 2018, please join us for our next Health Law Webinar that will cover key legal issues for healthcare investors and business development teams.
March 6, 2018
Join us on March 14, 2018, for our next Health Law Webinar: Almost Everything You Want To Know About Ancillaries. Imaging, Therapy, Lab, DMEPOS, and ASCs play a core role in the delivery of health care. We will cover as many of the key regulatory and practical issues associated with providing them as possible.
Health Law Webinar: Love Letters to and from CMS: Responding to Audits and Overpayments and Making Voluntary Refunds
January 12, 2018
Join us on February 14, 2018, for our next Health Law Webinar – Love Letters to and from CMS: Responding to Audits and Overpayments and Making Voluntary Refunds.
December 29, 2017
Join us for our next Health Law Webinar – Electronic Health Record: Contracting and Data Security on January 10, 2018.
November 27, 2017
Join us for our next Health Law Webinar – 2018 Medicare Regulatory Update on December 13, 2017.
October 30, 2017
Please join us on November 8, 2017, for our next Health Law Webinar. We will discuss the current government enforcement focus and compliance updates and much more.
September 19, 2017
Please join us on October 18, 2017, for our next Health Law Webinar.
August 28, 2017
Please join us on September 13, 2017, for our next Health Law Webinar.
July 18, 2017
Fredrikson & Byron’s Health Care Practice Group has been honored for its client relationships on the new BTI Industry Power Rankings: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries.
June 26, 2017
Please join us on July 12, 2017, for our next Health Law Webinar in which our Health Care attorneys will update you on the most common questions from our hospital and clinic clients.
June 1, 2017
Join us on June 14, 2017, for our next Health Law Webinar on Measuring the Aftershocks from the Landmark Supreme Court Decision in United Health Services, Inc. v. Escobar.
Health Law Webinar: Physician Compensation Issues: Why “Survey Says?!” May Be Totally Wrong and More
April 17, 2017
Please join us on May 10, 2017, for our next Health Law Webinar. This session will discuss key compensation related issues, describe common mistakes and misconceptions and describe shortcomings in many fair market value analyses.
March 22, 2017
Join us on April 12 for our next Health Law Webinar as we discuss recent updates affecting health record privacy and confidentiality.
Health Law Webinar: Nondiscrimination Update: Website Accessibility, Recent ADA Litigation and Section 1557 of the ACA
February 21, 2017
Please join us on March 8, 2017, for our next Health Law Webinar: Nondiscrimination Update: Website Accessibility, Recent ADA Litigation and Section 1557 of the ACA.
January 25, 2017
Please join us on February 8 for our next Health Law Webinar: Turning Immigration into a Powerful Physician Recruitment Tool. Presenters will provide an understanding of the basic immigration legal provisions affecting IMG recruitment, insights on how to incorporate immigration into a physician recruitment and retention program, suggestions on how to provide the employing institution a competitive advantage in employing IMGs and more.
January 9, 2017
Please join us on January 18, 2017, for our next Health Law Webinar: Preparing Your Practice for Sale.
November 18, 2016
Please join us on December 14, 2016, for our next Health Law Webinar: New Rules: MIPS, Physician Fee Schedule, Outpatient Rule and More!
September 20, 2016
Please join us on Thursday, October 13, 2016, for our next Health Law Webinar: Health Law 101. This session will provide a plain language summary of the basic health laws that affect hospitals and clinics, including the Medicare antikickback statute, Stark, the 2 midnight rule, and more.
August 25, 2016
Please join us on September 14, 2016, for our next Health Law Webinar: Social Media and the Health Care Worker: Questions and Practical Solutions.
July 29, 2016
Please join us on August 10 for our next Health Law Webinar. This webinar will provide short summaries of many important topics.
Health Law Webinar: Value-Based Health Care? MIPS, CJR and How the Hospital’s Dirty Bathroom May Cost Physicians Thousands of Dollars
June 21, 2016
Please join us on July 13 for our next Health Law Webinar. This webinar will provide an overview of some of the issues already apparent in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CJR and other value and bundled payments.
May 17, 2016
Please join us on June 8, 2016, for our next Health Law Webinar: Voluntary Refunds: The 60 Day Rule and More.
April 27, 2016
Please join us on May 11, 2016, for our next Health Law Webinar: Digital, Mobile and Virtual Medicine: Legal Challenges. Ryan Johnson and Catherine London will discuss the key legal and regulatory issues associated with virtual medicine.
March 17, 2016
On April 13, 2016, please join us for our next Health Law Webinar on Government Enforcement and Pitfalls in Provider-Based Billing.
February 12, 2016
Today CMS published a final rule detailing the duty to report and return overpayments with 60 days of their identification. The “report and return” requirement was adopted by Congress as part of the Affordable Care Act. This final rule is the first regulation from CMS interpreting the statute. The final rule makes it clear that the 60-day period does not begin to run until you have quantified the amount of the overpayment, or, when you should have quantified the overpayment had you been acting diligently. In other words, the 60-day clock does not start to run when you first discover a potential billing problem.
Health Law Webinar: Health Care Pricing: Establishing Fees, Discounts, Charging Interest & Other Issues
January 25, 2016
Please join us for our next Health Law Webinar on February 10, 2016. David Glaser will discuss the issues associated with establishing fees, including what information you can gather from and share with competitors and how you can set prices in a manner that will appeal to patients with high deductible plans.
Medicare Providers and Suppliers Should Continue to Appeal Improper Denials, Despite Two Year Delay in Appeal Processing
January 31, 2014
The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals recently informed a number of Medicare providers and suppliers that the already long wait until their “day in court” would get even longer.
March 15, 2013
CMS issued a draft copy of two documents, a CMS Ruling and text of a proposed rule.
January 1, 2013
One provision in the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012,” the “fiscal cliff” bill, received little attention in the press, but will have a major impact on health care organizations.
August 1, 2011
By Sam Orbovich
On July 28, 2011, Patricia Winget, the Adviser to the Minnesota Commissioner of Health, reversed a maltreatment determination issued by the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC).