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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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Anna Grizzle Comments on Latest FCA Compliance Cases

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November 10, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle commented for an article detailing several settlements healthcare companies recently finalized with the Department of Justice related to alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations. These settlements have focused on violations related to physician payment arrangements and filing claims in violation of the Stark Law. The article discusses what companies can do to avoid future investigations. While internal audits are the first step to discovering potential FCA violations, unless companies implement corrective actions the potential for future violations will continue. As Anna points out in the article, "'[i]f you are exercising that type of vigilance and self-policing, that can go a long way to help a provider avoid being the next headline.'"

The full article, "Latest Review of False Claims Act Compliance," was published by Compliance Week on November 10, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).


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