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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: Verizon Data Breach Impacts 1.5 Million Customers

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April 8, 2016

In late March 2016, it was reported that hackers had accessed a database of Verizon Enterprise Services and acquired information affecting 1.5 million of its customers. Although breaches are reported daily, this one is notable because it drives home the adage that the question isn't "Will a breach will occur?", but rather "When will a breach occur?". Also, it highlights that devoting significant resources to security cannot create impenetrable protections. It is impossible to imagine that Verizon's cybersecurity systems are anything other than extensive and robust. Verizon is a major player providing cybersecurity solutions to business and government customers, data breach response assistance, and publishes extensively on cybersecurity issues. This hack provides one more reminder that even the most secure technical systems can only do so much. Importantly, as we noted in a recent Privacy Perils posting, vigilant, diligent individuals are crucial to a strong cyber defense.

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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