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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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Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Fraud Team's Success in FCA Kickback Suit Receives Coverage in Law360

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April 16, 2014

The recent success of Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Taylor Chenery, John Eason and Brian Roark with Sarah Bogni in their representation of Erlanger Medical Center against False Claims Act (FCA) violations has received coverage in multiple Law360 articles. The articles, published on April 2 and April 11, analyze the decision involving the public disclosure bar in an FCA case.

In United States ex rel. Stratienko v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority d/b/a Erlanger Medical Center, Stratienko alleged that Erlanger provided improper incentives for referring Medicare and Medicaid patients to the Erlanger system. The team successfully argued that the claims should be dismissed on the grounds that the suit's allegations were barred due to previous public disclosures about the agreements.


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