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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 CMS Monitoring of Hospital-Owned Facilities

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June 24, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane provided comments for an article published by Bloomberg BNA outlining the OIG's report finding that CMS does not know how many hospitals own additional provider-based facilities which, if not in compliance with provider-based rules, could be leading to inappropriate billing. Given the continued focus on provider-based facilities, Danielle suggests that "hospitals should verify their compliance with the provider-based rules and consider submitting voluntary attestations for all of their provider-based facilities, which can limit historic liability if the facilities are later found not to qualify as provider-based."

The full article, "Government Oversight of Hospital-Owned Facilities Falling Short," was published by Bloomberg BNA on June 17, 2016.


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