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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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The Bridge from Compliance Violations to Criminal Investigations: Explaining the Implications of the FBI's Probe into the NCAA's Black Market for Talent


December 1, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Browne will serve as a panelist at the annual Nashville Bar Association (NBA) Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Institute. Tim will speak on a panel titled, "The Bridge from Compliance Violations to Criminal Investigations: Explaining the Implications of the FBI's Probe into the NCAA's Black Market for Talent." The panel will examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe that revealed fraud, bribery and corruption in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball and its implications for other sports and amateurism generally. The parties involved are alleged to have conspired in a number of actions, raising many questions. Questions considered by this panel include:

  • Why is the FBI involved? Did the NCAA request FBI assistance?
  • Why is basketball the target (or the first target)?
  • Why are assistant coaches and not head coaches facing charges?
  • What does this mean for other sports?
  • What does this mean for amateurism?

The event will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. CST at the CMA Conference Room. Tim's panel will be held 2:50 - 4:20 p.m. The program has been approved for 5 hours of General Tennessee CLE credit hours and 1 hour of ethics credit. For more information and registration, visit the NBA website.

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