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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 Bolsters Specialty Pharmacy Practice with Addition of Industry Veteran

January 5, 2015

Memphis, Tenn., (January 5, 2015) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome Louise P. Gaerig to the firm's Memphis office. Gaerig joins the newly established Specialty Pharmacy, Pharma Services & Distribution Practice Group led by Michael R. Hess. In her new role at the firm, Gaerig will provide regulatory guidance to pharmacies, drug manufacturers, group purchasing organizations and other healthcare entities.

Gaerig is the former General Counsel and Vice President of StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. and its affiliate Progressive Medical, Inc. During her 10 years with StoneRiver Pharmacy Solutions, Gaerig was responsible for the management of all transactional matters affecting each business unit under the StoneRiver/Progressive Medical umbrella doing business in all 50 states.

Gaerig earned her law degree from the University of Memphis and her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.

"We are excited to have Louise join the firm. Her in-house experience at StoneRiver is a valuable asset to clients and will strengthen our capabilities in this specialized industry," stated J. James Jenkins, chair of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group.

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