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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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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Matt Curley and Brian Roark Provide Insight on Hospital Fraud & Abuse Enforcement for Becker's Hospital Review

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August 12, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Matt Curley and Brian Roark provided an overview of trends related to hospital fraud and abuse enforcement in a recent article published by Becker's Hospital Review. The article, titled "7 Notable Developments in Hospital Fraud & Abuse Enforcement," discusses the following trends in hospital enforcement:

  1. The government's increased willingness to bring claims alleging unnecessary care; 
  2. The government's scrutiny of the medical need for and hospitals' billing of certain medical procedures; 
  3. Increased awards for whistleblowers reporting Medicare fraud; 
  4. The increased need for hospital peer-reviews in addition to internal reviews; 
  5. The increased number of Stark and AKS cases centered around physician employment arrangements; 
  6. The applicability of Stark to Medicaid claims; and 
  7. The increased focus on holding individuals and entities criminally liable for healthcare fraud.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.


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