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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 Provides Insight on CMS Update Allowing RACs to Request Additional Documentation from Providers

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May 9, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle was quoted in an article for Bloomberg BNA outlining the CMS update released May 3 allowing recovery audit contractors (RACs) to request additional documents from healthcare providers with high claim denial rates. As Anna points out, "the new document request limits are an indication of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' efforts to target high-risk providers based on data analysis."

The full article, "Medicare Says Auditors Can Ask Providers for More Documents," was published by Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Resource Center on May 6, 2016, and is available online.


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