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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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Medico-Legal Ethics of Off-Label Use of Pharmaceuticals and Devices

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May 8, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims healthcare attorneys John Kelly and Danielle Sloane will present the topic "Medico-Legal Ethics of Off-Label Use of Pharmaceuticals and Devices," at an upcoming Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys (NCHCA) meeting. This presentation will include:

  • Overview of what constitutes off label use versus off label promotion and why physicians prescribe off-label;
  • Government recent enforcement of off-label promotion violations;
  • The pharmaceutical and device companies attempting to limit the FDA's reach with the first amendment;
  • FDA response to industry requests for additional clarity on when it is permissible for pharmaceutical and device companies to distribute information regarding off-label uses; and
  • An ethical debate and evaluation of competing interests: regulatory oversight versus off-label promotion and use.

This course has been approved for one hour of dual CLE credit.


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