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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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Juhi Patel Warns of Business Email Scams in InsideCounsel Article

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April 8, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Juhi K. Patel authored an article for InsideCounsel providing insight for companies on how to avoid falling victim to a growing type of financial fraud known as business email compromise. Often times, these email scams are incredibly sophisticated and make it difficult for employees to know whether to trust the actions suggested within the email. This was the case in one recent, costly incident in which a wire transfer of more than $700,000 was sent to a Chinese Bank. Between January and August 2015, the FBI recorded a 270% increase in the number of victims of business email compromise scams. 

As these scams remain on the rise, there are many steps a company should follow to better protect itself. "An important first step is to protect, monitor and enforce your client's rights in its domain name or names," recommends Juhi in the article. Scammers often send their victims scam and phishing emails from an email address similar to a legitimate email address, which is often off by one or two letters.

The full article, "(Don’t) Go Phish: IP Considerations Amid the Rise of Business Email Scams," was published by InsideCounsel.com on April 6, 2016, and is available online or in the PDF below.

This content is part of a series of articles focused on intellectual property issues published by InsideCounsel.com and authored by Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys. Click the link below to read other articles in the series.

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