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Primary Care Providers Win Challenge of CMS Interpretation of Enhanced Payment Law

With the help and support of the Tennessee Medical Association, 21 Tennessee physicians of underserved communities joined together and retained Bass, Berry & Sims to file suit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to stop improper collection efforts. Our team, led by David King, was successful in halting efforts to recoup TennCare payments that were used legitimately to expand services in communities that needed them. Read more

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Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review 2018Last year, CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) announced it would purchase health insurer Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) for $67.5 billion, a transaction that would be one of the biggest healthcare mergers in the past decade. The transaction raises an intriguing question: is this the beginning of a transformational shift in healthcare?

Recently, members of our healthcare group authored the Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review outlining 2017 M&A activity and drivers in the following hot healthcare sectors:

• Managed Care
• Hospitals
• Post-Acute Care—Home Health & Hospice
• Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
• Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
• Behavioral Health
• Physician Practice Management

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How to Implement Effective Internal Controls to Prevent Corrupt Behavior and Minimize the Risks of Third Party Bribes in Foreign Clinical Research

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May 9, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims FCPA and healthcare fraud attorney, John Kelly, will co-present "How to Implement Effective Internal Controls to Prevent Corrupt Behavior and Minimize the Risks of Third Party Bribes in Foreign Clinical Research" at the American Conference Institute's 6th Annual Conference on FCPA and Anti-Corruption for the Life Sciences Industry. Co-presenters include Clivetty Martinez, Health Care Compliance & Privacy Johnson & Johnson International, Inc., and Joseph Alesia, Senior Counsel, Ethics and Compliance/Legal for Baxter International Inc.

The presentation will cover:

  • Best practices for monitoring actions undertaken by HCPs, CROs, third parties and other consultants when interacting with local government officials during the clinical research process
    • how to establish procedures for ensuring local procedures are followed without exposing the company to potential FCPA violations -
    • establishing internal controls to detect and prevent local anti-bribery issues, particularly within foreign clinical research, sales and distribution operations – investigator, health ministry approval, patient payments
  • Distinguishing parameters for locally-accepted/expected "grease payments" vs. what is permissible under the FCPA – knowing where to draw the line regarding what does/does not qualify as a facilitation payment
  • Striking the balance between too much vs. too little oversight when managing and overseeing operations led by local third parties
  • UK Bribery Act - how companies are updating global compliance programs to address facilitation payments across international life sciences operations

Bass, Berry & Sims is proud to be a sponsor of this conference.

Download Document - FCPA and Anti-Corruption for the Life Sciences Industry Conference Brochure

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