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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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Privacy Perils: Beware of Disabling Pop-up Blockers

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February 19, 2016

Pesky pop-up ads are an annoyance everyone who searches the internet faces at some point. To avoid these irritating and often unwanted messages, users turn to ad-blockers for help; however, a growing number of websites are forcing visitors to turn off their ad-blockers to gain access to the site's content. While you may think that doing so would be harmless on a trusted site, think twice, weigh the risks and be careful. While a site may control its own content, it doesn't necessarily control or police its advertisers' content. 

Consider an issue that arose with the Forbes website. Upon visiting Forbes' site to read its "30 Under 30" list, a security expert had to disable his ad-blocker to view the article. Given the reputation of the Forbes brand, one might not hesitate to turn off such a blocker, and this expert did just that. However, not only did doing so allow him to read the article, it also infected his computer with malware that could impair its operation, and steal private data such as banking information and passwords. 

While computer threats are an unfortunate reality, there are several ways to mitigate your risk. Security software is a users' most important defensive tool, but you must keep that software updated. Adjust your web browser's security settings to minimize unwelcome intrusions. Finally, trust your instincts and be careful what you click.

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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