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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.

Click here to download the Review.

Brian Roark Provides Insight on FCA Enforcement within Healthcare Industry

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August 19, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Roark provided insights on the increased enforcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) related to False Claims Act (FCA) allegations within the healthcare industry. As cited in the article, the DOJ recovered $2.3 billion from false claims investigations involving federal healthcare programs in 2014. Brian attributes the heightened enforcement to two main reasons, "1) healthcare spending represents a large portion of government outlay, and 2) the return on investment is noteworthy when comparing resources spent to recoveries gained." The article also details the DOJ's decision to pursue criminal investigations against defendants in many of the cases.

The full article, "Feds Make Fraud Enforcement a Top Priority," was published on the Medical News website on August 13 and is available online.

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