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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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Success in Dismissal of FCA Claims Against CHS Hospital Receives Coverage by Bloomberg BNA and AHLA

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February 11, 2015

The recent success of Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys in their representation of a CHS hospital in Tucson, Arizona against False Claims Act (FCA) violations has received coverage by the Bloomberg BNA Health Care Fraud Report and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The hospital was alleged to have violated the FCA through fraudulent billing for outpatient therapy services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. On January 23, 2015, the federal district court granted our motion to dismiss the fraudulent billing claims on the grounds that the relator had failed to adequately plead the underlying falsity of claims or that any fraudulent scheme resulted in submission of false claims to federal payors. Our team was Courtney Bumpers, Matt Curley, and Brian Roark.

Articles covering this decision are available in the Bloomberg BNA pdf below and the AHLA website (login required).

Download Document - Hospital Dodges FCA Accusations From Former Therapist on False Time Sheets

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