Gray Plant Mooty has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health to develop a set of tools to support the exchange of patient health information in Minnesota. Although many patients desire and benefit from care coordination and the sharing of their medical history, conflicting federal and state laws and regulations inhibit providers from exchanging such information.
The Foundations in Privacy Toolkit was developed to guide providers through these conflicting state and federal privacy requirements. The toolkit includes template policies and procedures, flow charts, template agreements, and checklists and is available for free via the link below.
Health care is one of the most highly scrutinized and regulated industries in the country. A vast array of ever-changing and highly technical laws and regulations govern the U.S. health care system. Failure to comply with these complex regulations can have staggering consequences for health care providers, including criminal liability, loss of licensure, exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and severe financial penalties. Since 1997, more than $15.6 billion has been returned to the Medicare program through government efforts to crack down on health care fraud. With federal regulators recovering $17 for every $1 they invest fighting health care fraud and abuse, it is no wonder that this industry continues to be at the forefront of enforcement activities.
When the stakes are this high, you want the assurance of legal counsel with industry-specific knowledge and experience on your side. We have helped clients respond to regulatory investigations and audits at all stages of the process, from meeting with government officials early on in an investigation to understand and proactively address their concerns, to conducting full-scale compliance audits and reviews of business activities, to actively litigating complex cases. Our work in this regard includes assisting providers in defending against regulatory inquiries in a wide range of areas, including:
Gray Plant Mooty health care and litigation attorneys work hand in hand to leverage their deep expertise to assist providers with the most cost-effective and efficient defense possible. With a team that includes both former government prosecutors and senior health care regulatory attorneys who have been practicing for over 20 years, the health care team is well-positioned to aid providers in all stages of any regulatory inquiry or investigation.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.