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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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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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CBS and NBC Successfully Defend Against College Athletes' Class Action

Client Type: Private Company

We represented CBS Broadcasting, Inc. and NBCUniversal, Inc. in an antitrust class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.  The case included 10 named plaintiffs and was filed on behalf of all current and former student athletes who have been part of an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision team, formerly known as Division 1, or an NCAA men's basketball team.  Plaintiffs claim that the ban on paying players for the use of their names, images and likenesses is a violation of antitrust, publicity, copyright and trademark laws.  In June 2015, Chief Judge Sharp granted our clients' motion to dismiss the class action. The Sixth Circuit later affirmed Judge Sharp’s dismissal of the case in August 2016. In addition to our clients, the 28 defendants included college athletic conferences, licensing entities and other broadcast networks.

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