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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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Wally Dietz Quoted in Compliance Week Article on Self-Reporting

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April 29, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Wally Dietz was interviewed and quoted for an article providing insights on when companies should self-report potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to government regulators. As Wally points out, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines give credit to companies that report misconduct in a "reasonably prompt" time frame, which could even be the few months it may take to quickly launch an internal investigation, review all financial records and documents and conduct witness interviews. Because the company loses control over the situation once it provides voluntary disclosure to the government, it is important that the company has a firm grasp of the situation and all related compliance issues. 

The article, "The Multimillion Dollar Question: When to Self-Report," was published by Compliance Week on April 28 and is available online (subscription required).


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