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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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Jury Verdict Clears Former Pilot Flying J Vice President on Six of Seven Counts

Bass, Berry & Sims obtained a jury trial victory on six of seven counts for the former vice president of Pilot Flying J who, along with three others, was accused of seeking to defraud customers. The decision concluded a highly publicized trial that spanned more than three months. The jury's verdict acquitted our client of participating in a conspiracy to defraud customers of Pilot Flying J and of making material false statements to government agents. The defense team is exploring appellate options on the single wire fraud count in which he was convicted. 

The case is United States v. Mark Hazelwood, et al.

The case was publicized in various media outlets throughout the trial. Below are links to articles highlighting the jury verdict:


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