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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Elects 3 New Members

January 21, 2014

Nashville, Tenn., (January 21, 2014) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Joseph B. Crace, Danielle M. Sloane and Lucas Ross Smith have been elected to membership in the firm.

"We are proud to welcome these three outstanding attorneys to the Firm's partnership. They have exhibited a strong commitment to exceptional client service and continued professional growth," says Todd Rolapp, the firm's managing partner.

Joseph B. Crace (Nashville) Joe focuses his practice on litigation involving alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, derivative litigation, class actions relating to public company mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder disputes. Joe obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Cornell University and graduatedcum laude from the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Danielle M. Sloane (Nashville) Danielle focuses her practice exclusively on healthcare law, advising clients on a multitude of complex regulatory, operational, compliance and transactional issues. Danielle graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, she gained experience in healthcare law and the complex legal needs of academic medical centers through an internship with the University of Virginia Medical Center. Danielle earned a B.A. in biology from the University of Virginia.

Lucas Ross Smith (Nashville) Luke represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act pre-merger filing notifications. Luke obtained an Honors Bachelor of Arts (Greek, Latin and philosophy) at Xavier University, and then obtained a law degree and a master's degree in theological studies through the joint law/divinity program at Vanderbilt University Law School and Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is a professional limited liability company rather than a partnership. Professional limited liability companies have 'members' instead of 'partners.'

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