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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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Attorneys Author AHLA Article Outlining 2015 Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Developments

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February 16, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Danielle Sloane, Lauren Gaffney and Richard Eiler authored an article published in the February 2016 issue of AHLA Connections which analyzes notable fraud and abuse cases and settlements, predicts future regulatory enforcement trends and summarizes recent amendments to the Stark Law. AHLA Connections is the monthly publication of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). This article serves as a guide for healthcare providers attempting to navigate the complex regulatory challenges facing the industry.

Specifically, the article analyzes important areas to watch in 2016 including: 

  • Regulatory risks associated with operating physician practices at a loss;
  • The effect of the Yates Memo and the DOJ's increased focus on individual liability related to allegations of abuse; and
  • Impact of significant amendments to the Stark Law including increased flexibility, eased technical burdens, and reduced ambiguity.

The full article, "A Guide to Setting 2016 Fraud and Abuse Resolutions (Based on Developments and Lessons Learned in 2015)," was published in the February 2016 issue of AHLA Connections and is available online (subscription required).


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