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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Privacy Perils: Cautions for Out of Office Content

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March 18, 2016

Much has been said about oversharing your whereabouts on social media. People thoughtlessly post pictures of themselves on a Caribbean beach, a mountain side or a cruise ship announcing to the world their home is unoccupied and their valuables unprotected. Less well-known is that a similar risk exists in automatic email replies. 

Before leaving for a vacation, most of us will set up an "Out of Office" email message. For replies going outside your company, be careful not to provide information that could notify a ne'er-do-well your house is unattended. There is no need to publicize you will be "out of town." Even mentioning a "return to the office" date could provide a tipoff to a thief if the return date is more than a few days out. Inform. Just be careful not to overshare.

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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