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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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Privacy Perils: The Risk of Jailbreaking Mobile Devices

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October 23, 2015

Mobile device users beware: if you jailbreak a device, some security features will be disabled increasing the potential for security breaches. For the uninitiated, jail-breaking removes hardware restrictions and other protections in mobile device operating systems. It opens access to the device's inner workings – hidden features and functions, advanced settings – and allows installation of third party software not vetted by company app stores. Although risks exist for all devices, jail-breaking them opens the door to increased risk of security breaches such as the installation of malware and spyware that can steal personal information. It may also may void warranties, cause device malfunctions and, done incorrectly, can "brick" your device (a very bad thing).

To preserve the security features of your devices, we urge readers not to jail-break those devices and to keep your device operating system up to date.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.

 


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