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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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Lucas Ross Smith

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Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX

Lucas Ross Smith

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX

Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke's knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.

Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke's knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.

Luke also has defended public and private companies involved in antitrust class action lawsuits, ranging from allegations of price fixing to fraud. Working with businesses that face a wide variety of antitrust compliance challenges, Luke's practice involves:

  • Analysis of prospective mergers and acquisitions.
  • Pre-merger antitrust clearance and investigations under the HSR Act before the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.
  • Guidance on issues related to interlocking directorates.

Luke's commercial litigation experience includes defending clients accused of False Claims Act violations and breach of contract. He also has experience leading major electronic discovery projects in complex litigation.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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