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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Sara K. Morgan

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7740 TEL
(615) 742-0484 FAX

Sara K. Morgan

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7740 TEL
(615) 742-0484 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7740 TEL
(615) 742-0484 FAX

Sara Morgan works closely with a variety of companies, including hospitals and healthcare providers, on a wide range of litigation matters related to healthcare fraud and abuse, managed care disputes and general business litigation matters. In the healthcare industry, Sara concentrates on representing hospitals, air ambulance services, skilled nursing facilities, and senior living facilities.

More specifically, Sara's practice involves:

  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse – Representing a number of healthcare companies in fraud and abuse litigation and investigations stemming from claims brought under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rules, and various other federal and state healthcare statutes and regulations.
  • Managed Care Disputes – Representing healthcare providers on a national basis in managed care disputes, such as payor strategy issues, medical necessity denials, recoupments and offsets, out-of-network underpayments, and operational support. Her practice also involves related legal issues such as ERISA preemption, the Affordable Care Act, UCR laws, and prompt pay laws.
  • General Business Litigation – Representing clients across industries in business disputes, general breach of contract disputes, fraud-related issues, and general commercial litigation matters.

Sara is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono initiatives, devoting her time to assisting with landlord-tenant disputes. She is an active member of the Military Spouse JD Network (MSJDN), where she is involved in advocating for licensing accommodations for military spouses in the legal profession. Sara earned her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and received a B.A. in public relations and rhetorical advocacy from Purdue University.


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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Nashville Bar Association (NBA)

Tennessee Bar Association (TBA)

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Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law – Articles Editor

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