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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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Labor Talk Blog: NLRB Regional Director Finds that Scholarship Football Players at Northwestern are Employees, not "Primarily Students" and Orders Union Election


March 26, 2014

Readers of this blog will recall our post on January 30 of this year, found here, regarding the effort by certain Northwestern University football players to unionize scholarship players on the team. Many pundits (including this one) predicted that even this National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would not find that the players were employees. Wrong (at least so far)!

After a recent hearing, the Regional Director of the NLRB found that the scholarship players are, in fact, employees. The Regional Director found that the scholarship players are not "primarily students" of the university. One prediction this writer still believes will hold true — this issue will continue a reflective analysis of the primary role of major college athletics in this country. As mentioned, the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), the union affiliated with the Steelworkers and attempting to organize the players, is targeting primarily the Division I football and basketball players. That is where the largest commercialization in college sports has occurred.

Stay tuned – more analysis (and a likely appeal of the Regional Director's decision) to come.

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