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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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Matt Curley Offers Insight on Recent Healthcare Enforcement Trends

Nashville Medical News

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August 16, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Matt Curley provided insights for an article in Nashville Medical News about recent government enforcement developments in the healthcare industry related to the False Claims Act and DOJ's Yates Memorandum. The article includes reference to data and information from the firm's Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review 2015.

In the article, Matt discusses steps healthcare companies can take to reduce the risk of government investigations. As Matt points out, "[i]t's imperative that employers respond to compliance issues as soon as they're raised by employees, provide ongoing compliance training to employees, and monitor industry trends to see where the government might be focusing on a particular issue."

The full article, "The Pain of Penalty," was published by Nashville Medical News on August 9, 2016.


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