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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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Mike Hess and Shannon Wiley Author Article on How Specialty Pharmacies Should Align Compliance and Persistency Services with HIPAA Rules

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April 22, 2015

In an article for Specialty Pharmacy Times, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Mike Hess and Shannon Wiley remind specialty pharmacies about the importance of ensuring that compliance and persistency services, such as refill reminders and benefits investigations, align with marketing rules set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Mike and Shannon outline a framework for structuring such service programs in compliance with HIPAA while considering multiple operational concerns. 

The full article, "What to Remember About Refill Reminders," was published by Specialty Pharmacy Times on April 15 and is available online.


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