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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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Brian D. Roark

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Nashville
(615) 742-7753 TEL
(615) 742-0442 FAX

Brian D. Roark

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7753 TEL
(615) 742-0442 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7753 TEL
(615) 742-0442 FAX

Brian is the head of Bass, Berry & Sims' Healthcare Fraud Task Force and concentrates his practice on representing healthcare clients in responding to governmental investigations and defending False Claims Act lawsuits. He has successfully litigated and resolved numerous healthcare fraud matters involving hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, hospices, home health companies, drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers, Medicare Advantage companies, and other healthcare providers. 

He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Health Law Section and currently serves on the Bloomberg Law Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board. He is ranked in Chambers USA as a top Healthcare Government Investigations and Fraud attorney (Band 1) in Tennessee. According to Chambers USA, interviewees describe Brian as a "'top, eminent guy for investigations work,'" (from Chambers USA 2017) and additionally say "'If I had to refer a client for an investigation, he's the guy I'd go to.'" (from Chambers USA 2016) Brian was selected as a 2014 AHLA Pro Bono Champion for his work handling the trial and appeal of a criminal Medicare fraud case.

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Chambers USA — Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud (2013-2018)

Best Lawyers in America® — Health Care Law; Litigation: Health Care (2013-2018)

Nashville Medical News "InCharge Healthcare" (2013-2018)

American Health Lawyers Association — Pro Bono Champion (2014)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2017); "Rising Star" (2013, 2016)

Tennessee Bar Association — Health Care Law Section Executive Council

Bloomberg Law Health Law and Business Editorial Advisory Board (2018)

BNA Health Care Fraud Report — Advisory Board (2013-2018)

North Carolina Law Review — Articles Editor

Law Clerk to James C. Fox, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina (1999-2001)

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