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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Obtains Dismissal of FCA Claims Against Brookdale

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November 16, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Brian Roark, Taylor Chenery and Angie Bergman represented Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest owner and operator of senior living communities, in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit brought by a whistleblower accusing Brookdale of Medicare fraud. In November 2015, Judge Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee dismissed the second amended complaint with prejudice, finding that the whistleblower did not adequately allege the submission of false claims to a federal healthcare program. This case was outlined in the article, "Brookdale Again Defeats Whistleblower's FCA Claims," published by Law360 on November 6, 2015.

The court had previously dismissed the whistleblowers first amended complaint in a March 31 ruling. There, the court similarly held that the complaint must be dismissed where it failed to allege that a specific false claim was actually submitted to the government. 

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