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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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Molly K. Ruberg


(615) 742-7862 TEL
(615) 742-2894 FAX

Molly K. Ruberg


(615) 742-7862 TEL
(615) 742-2894 FAX
(615) 742-7862 TEL
(615) 742-2894 FAX

Molly Ruberg represents clients in connection with internal and government investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly involving matters of fraud and abuse in the healthcare sector. Molly has assisted a wide variety of clients in matters involving the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law, including hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical companies, hospice and long-term care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, medical device manufacturers, and drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers. She also counsels government entities and private companies on both sides of complex business litigation matters. Molly is a contributor to the firm's annual Healthcare Fraud Year in Review and our Inside the FCA Blog.

Her practice involves:

  • Compliance and Government Investigations – advising clients in responding to inquiries and investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorneys' Offices, Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other federal and state agencies regarding potential compliance issues.
  • Healthcare Litigation – litigating on behalf of healthcare providers in matters arising under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and various other federal and state healthcare statutes and regulations.
  • Business Disputes – representing companies and municipalities in a variety of disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, business tort, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

Molly also is involved with the firm's pro bono initiative and recently successfully defended against summary judgment in a federal prisoner civil rights case.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Molly served as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Heyburn II of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal and interned in the chambers of the Honorable John M. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before law school, Molly was selected as a 2010 corps member of Teach For America and taught ninth grade English at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C.


American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Tennessee Bar Association (TBA)

Kentucky Bar Association (KBA)

Martha O’Bryan Center – Board of Directors (2016-present)

Nashville Young Leaders Council (Class of 2016)

Teach For America Rising Leaders Board (2016-present)

Project Return – Community Volunteer (2015-present)

Junior League of Nashville – Community Volunteer (2015-present)

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville – Young Leaders Society & Community Volunteer (2014-present)


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Additional Thought Leadership

While in law school, Molly predicted the outcome of Lane v. Franks, 134 S.Ct. 2369 (2014), in the following publication:

  • "Compelled Investigatory and Testimonial Speech: An Overdue Clarification of the Public Employee Speech Doctrine that Rehabilitates 'All of the Values at Stake,'" 101 KY. L.J. 403 (2013)


Kentucky Law Journal – Editor-in-Chief

UK Student Government – Elections Investigator and Supreme Court Justice

National Association of Women Lawyers – Outstanding Law Student of UK 2013


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