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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: Just How Secret is Your Ballot?

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April 29, 2016

Various news sources have reported recently that software security firm Symantec determined presidential primary mobile apps – both the official campaign apps and those unaffiliated with a particular campaign – can place at risk the confidentiality of sensitive user information. For instance, data such as user location, unique phone ID number, names and contact information of a user's friends, and details of a user's other apps have all been harvested or targeted. At least one presidential campaign has defended the gathering of certain information, taking the position that it has been voluntarily shared by the app user, and details of the collection and use of the gathered information can be found in separate online disclosures.

The takeaway? In today's world, you should recognize the possibility that nearly any phone app can gather and use your stored personal information.

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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