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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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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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The Interplay Between Social Media and Healthcare Privacy

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March 31, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Lisa Rivera and Meredith Thompson will speak at a regional CLE workshop, "Brave New World: Emerging Cyber and Electronic Issues in Health Care Litigation," presented by the ABA Section of Health Law Litigation Committee and Products Liability Committee.  Meredith will moderate and Lisa will serve as a panelist during the session, titled "The Interplay Between Social Media and Healthcare Privacy." The session will address the ever-increasing lawsuits brought by patients and residents of healthcare providers after their pictures and personal information surface on social media.  Topics will include:

  • How providers' privacy obligations are affected by the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchap
  • Causes of action for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress and violations of HIPAA
  • Best practices for developing social media policies and procedures
  • Management of employees' use of devices at work

This workshop will be held at the Nashville office of Baker Donelson on Friday, March 31, 2017. This program has been approved for 3 hours of Tennessee CLE credit. For more information and registration, visit the ABA website.


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