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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Healthcare Fraud in Seven Acts

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May 12, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Matt Curley and Brian Roark will speak at the Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys meeting on May 12.  The presentation, called "Healthcare Fraud in Seven Acts" will discuss what seven recent cases tell us about the current status of healthcare fraud enforcement, including:

  • When can the government hold a provider liable for submitting false claims without putting on proof of submission of false claims
  • Under what circumstances is employing a physician at a financial loss commercially reasonable
  • Can resolving overpayment liability through a repayment still leave a provider open to qui tam liability
  • What ethical obligations are triggered by cooperating with the government in health care fraud investigations
  • Can providers be held liable under the FCA for regulatory violations not material to government payment decisions

The session will be held May 12, 2015 at Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tennessee.


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