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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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Philip F. Berg

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Philip F. Berg

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Phil Berg helps healthcare providers and companies navigate transactions, compliance issues and operational contracts. He has significant experience working with physician practice management companies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, joint ventures, medical practices and other healthcare companies. Phil has represented some of the largest management services organization (MSO) companies in the country, as well as start-ups, on issues including acquisitions, operational issues and complex regulatory analysis.

His practice involves:

  • Practice Management Companies – Providing corporate practice of medicine analysis, and other regulatory and corporate guidance, for practice management companies in multiple industries including dermatology, oncology, behavioral health, hospitalist and dental services.
  • Transactions – Representing companies in acquisitions of physician practices by national management companies, mergers of hospital companies, and joint ventures with physicians and healthcare companies.
  • Complex Regulatory Analysis – Providing analysis of Federal Stark law issues, Federal Anti-Kickback Statute issues, state laws, licensure and other healthcare issues that may impact deals, contracts and compliance.
  • Operational Contracts – Drafting physician employment agreements, laboratory agreements and complex multi-facility service line agreements with national vendors.


American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Christian Legal Society (2000-2004)

International Law Society (2000)

Nashville Bar Association — Pro Bono Program (2000)

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Vanderbilt Law Review — Associate Editor (2003-2004)

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award — Law & Finance of Mergers & Acquisitions (2003)

Beta Gamma Sigma

Franklin & White Best Brief Award (2001)


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