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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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Erica Vick Promoted to Senior Public Policy Advisor

June 26, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (June 26, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Erica Vick has been named a Senior Public Policy Advisor for the firm. In her new role, Vick will partner with veteran lobbyist Dick Lodge to lead the Tennessee State Public Policy section of the firm’s Government Advocacy Group.

Vick joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 2004 as a commercial litigator and has focused her practice on government relations and advocacy. She is a registered lobbyist for business interests including financial institutions, healthcare providers, utilities, nuclear industry services and distilled spirits. She represents business interests before the Tennessee General Assembly and Executive Branch and has worked on multiple landmark public policy initiatives. She has participated in various administrative rule-making proceedings and has appeared before state agencies and commissions. Vick has extensive knowledge of Tennessee campaign finance law and co-authored the Tennessee Chapter of the 2012 State Capital Group’s Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook. She also manages and coordinates fundraising and campaign contributions for clients and the firm’s political action committee.

A native of Greeneville, Tennessee, Vick earned her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Tennessee. She is currently serving on the 2012-2013 board of directors of the Junior League of Nashville and regularly volunteers with the Nashville Public Library.

"Erica is an experienced, talented and vital member of our governmental advocacy group. This title recognizes her value to our team," said Lodge, Leader of the Government Advocacy Group.

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