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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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Danielle Sloane Comments on Investigation of Skilled Nursing Facilities

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March 11, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane provided insight for an article detailing the review by Medicare contractors of large payments to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for therapy services. According to the article, Medicare contracts are using data recently released by Medicare on the frequency of payments to SNFs for ultra-high rehab and very-high rehab. As Danielle points out for the article, "[w]hile some SNFs might be outliers due to the type of patient population they serve, SNFs are likely targets for Medicare auditors and perhaps the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General."

The full article, "Medicare Contractors Investigating High Rehab Payments," was published by Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Resource Center on March 9, 2016, and is available online (subscription required).


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