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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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Summary Judgment for Nissan Mileage Overstatement

Client Type: Public Company

We served as co-lead counsel for Nissan North America in several purported class actions in a multi-district litigation (MDL), wherein plaintiffs alleged that Nissan intentionally designed several models of cars to overstate the mileage. The Plaintiffs' counsel filed multiple class actions in several jurisdictions under the Federal Odometer Act (FOA) and included a variety of state law claims. These cases were consolidated in an MDL in Nashville. We argued that the FOA, which governs odometer tampering and contains a per odometer set penalty plus attorneys' fees provision, does not cover what in reality is a defective design claim. The Court granted our motion for summary judgment on the threshold legal issue that effectively eliminated the major federal claims in the case. The remaining state law claims were favorably resolved for our client.

Nissan North America is a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (TYO: 7201), a Japanese-based multi-national auto manufacturer.

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