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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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Wally Dietz and Lindsey Fetzer Co-author Article on Creating Anti-corruption Compliance Programs


May 21, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Wally Dietz and Lindsey Fetzer co-wrote the article "How-to Manual on Creating and Maintaining an Anti-corruption Compliance Program," that was published in the June 2015 issue of ACC Docket. The article was co-authored by Kristen Collier Wright, the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, customer satisfaction at AutoZone, Inc. This article provides a detailed step-by-step approach to designing and implementing an anti-corruption compliance program, including:

  • Step 1: Senior management decides to develop and implement a compliance program
  • Step 2: Risk assessment
  • Step 3: Design of the compliance program
  • Step 4: Implementation
  • Step 5: Enforcement
  • Step 6: Monitoring and evaluation
  • Step 7: Responding to potential compliance issues

The full article, "How-to Manual on Creating and Maintaining an Anti-corruption Compliance Program," is available on the ACC Docket website or in the PDF link below.

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