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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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Angela L. Bergman

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7738 TEL
(615) 742-2840 FAX

Angela L. Bergman

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7738 TEL
(615) 742-2840 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7738 TEL
(615) 742-2840 FAX

Angela Bergman represents healthcare providers and companies facing claims of fraud, patient protection violations and government investigations. She represents a broad range of clients in all sectors of the healthcare industry including hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, home health and hospice providers.

More specifically, Angela's practice encompasses:

  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse – Representing clients in connection with False Claims Act litigation, self-disclosures, internal investigations and responding to governmental inquiries concerning issues of alleged healthcare fraud and abuse conducted by the Department of Justice, United States Attorneys' Offices, and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Compliance and Government Investigations – Representing clients through claims brought under the False Claims Act, HIPAA, and other federal legislation. This includes representing companies under civil or administrative investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.
  • Internal Investigations – Conducting internal investigations for public and private companies involving potential corporate compliance matters, such as healthcare fraud violations and corporate wrongdoing. 
  • Government Contractor Appeals – Representing clients in responding to and, if necessary, appealing the results of payor claims audits, including those performed by Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), and Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs). Angela regularly assists companies in appealing claim denials, extrapolated overpayment denials and Medicare appeals up through a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. 

Angela is an active participant in the firm's pro bono initiatives, devoting significant efforts to fighting for the constitutional rights of indigent defendants in Tennessee's public defense system and other criminal justice reform issues in the State of Tennessee. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Angela worked as a business consultant for major companies across several industries including healthcare, insurance and financial services.

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American Bar Association (ABA)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Nashville Bar Association (NBA)

Tennessee Bar Association (TBA)

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Vanderbilt Law Review — Notes Development Editor

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards — Criminal Law, Corporations, and Litigating the Death Penalty

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