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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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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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Greg Parker Provides Insight on Impact of Supreme Court's Ruling for Copyright Litigants


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June 17, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Greg Parker provided insights for an article outlining the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, in which the court provided clarification on when judges should award attorneys' fees to successful copyright litigants, finding that a heavy emphasis should be placed on whether the case is "objectively unreasonable." As Greg points out in the article, 

The Supreme Court's decision in Kirtsaeng adopts an 'objective-reasonableness approach' to Section 505 of the Copyright Act and resolves disagreement in the lower courts about how to address an application for attorneys' fees in a copyright case. Going forward, courts must give substantial weight to the reasonableness of the losing party's position. While courts must also consider a range of factors beyond the reasonableness of litigation positions, the key question is whether the losing party advanced an objectively reasonable claim or defense. The answer to that question more often than not will be outcome determinative on whether to award fees.

The full article, "Attys React To High Court's Copyright Attys' Fees Ruling," was published by Law360 on June 17, 2016, and is available online.

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