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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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Danielle Sloane Quoted in BNA Health Care Daily Article about Open Payments Program

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August 6, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane provided insight for Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report article "Provider Confidence in Open Payments Program Accuracy Is Flagging, AMA Says." The article addresses progress toward the September 30 deadline for the public release of Sunshine Act information.

Danielle is quoted saying, "The Open Payments system has already had an impact in curbing potential abuses knowing that the information will become public and, of course, has had a financial impact on the medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers who have had to implement infrastructure to track and gather the data that CMS has requested.

However, "To the extent that there are glitches that impact timing, the effect is simply a delay in the public learning of potential conflicts," while a "more significant impact would be system glitches that impacted accuracy, which could impact the reputations of physicians, teaching hospitals and drug and device manufacturers."

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