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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: Additional Password Tips

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June 17, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams were not the only victims of hacking this month. More than 32 million Twitter account records were reportedly available for sale last week. It is believed these records, which may include usernames, email address(es) and passwords, were obtained not from a breach of Twitter's system but via malware that captured the information directly from the users' browsers. Earlier tips have warned against using commonly used passwords, recommended closing dormant accounts and urged caution when clicking links. Those tips are good advice. Some additional password related tips that may reduce the risk of a breach or limit the scope of a breach include (in a tweetable 139 characters):

Use a unique password for each account. Change passwords periodically. Don't reuse recent ones. Use 2 step authentication. Update software.

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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