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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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Six Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice spotlight

Dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, urology…the list goes on. Yet, in any physician practice management transaction, there are six key considerations that apply and, if not carefully managed, can derail a transaction. Download the 6 Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice to keep your physician practice management transactions on track.

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U.S. ex rel. Stratienko v. Chattanooga-Hamilton Co. Hosp. Auth.

Client Type: Nonprofit

We served as lead counsel to Erlanger Medical Center (a medical center owned by Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority) in a DOJ/HHS-OIG investigation arising from qui tam lawsuit alleging violations of Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and Corporate Integrity Agreement. After the government declined intervention in the case, the federal district court ruled that the relator's claims were barred by the public disclosure bar. Reported decisions: U.S. ex rel. Stratienko v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hosp. Auth., 958 F. Supp. 2d 846 (E.D. Tenn. 2013) & U.S. ex rel. Stratienko v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hosp. Auth., 2014 WL 7912981 (E.D. Tenn. Mar. 28, 2014). The opinion can be read here.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority (d/b/a Erlanger Health System) offers a broad range of health service operations at hospital campuses in Tennessee.

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