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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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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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