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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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John Kelly Quoted in Modern Healthcare Article on Hospital Suit Against Medical Device Manufacturer

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May 19, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Kelly was quoted in an article regarding a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Olympus America, a medical device manufacturer. The lawsuit was originally filed by the victim's spouse against Olympus and the hospital where the victim was a patient. However, the hospital, Virginia Mason Medical Center, now has joined the lawsuit against Olympus alleging that the manufacturer is at fault for failing to provide adequate instructions on how to clean the medical device. The lawsuit claims the ineffective directions led to dirty equipment which resulted in patient infections and death. John spoke to the unique aspect of the case related to the hospital's cross claims strategy.

The article, "Virginia Mason Joins Widow in Suing Device maker over Contaminated Scopes," was published by Modern Healthcare on May 18 and is available online.


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