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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 Transactions: Year in Review 2018Last year, CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) announced it would purchase health insurer Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) for $67.5 billion, a transaction that would be one of the biggest healthcare mergers in the past decade. The transaction raises an intriguing question: is this the beginning of a transformational shift in healthcare?

Recently, members of our healthcare group authored the Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review outlining 2017 M&A activity and drivers in the following hot healthcare sectors:

• Managed Care
• Hospitals
• Post-Acute Care—Home Health & Hospice
• Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
• Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
• Behavioral Health
• Physician Practice Management

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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."

BNA subscribers can view the article by clicking here.


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