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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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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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Privacy Perils: Pokémon Go App Corrects Access to User Data

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July 15, 2016

Gamers who downloaded the Pokémon Go game were given a scare on Monday after it was pointed out that the app apparently had been granted "full access" to users' Google accounts. Pokémon players logging into the iOS app with Google accounts granted the app certain access permissions by default. Unlike other apps, the game did not display what permissions would be granted. Niantic, Inc., the makers of Pokémon Go, issued a statement saying that it erroneously requested such permission from some iOS users, but Pokémon Go "only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your User ID and email address)." Niantic, Inc. indicated that it was swiftly taking steps to ensure that the app can only access basic profile information from your Google account. Now, a new update is available for iOS users that fixes the account settings altogether. Please note, the permissions issue only relates to the iOS (Apple) version of the game and is not the case with the Android download.

If you downloaded the Pokémon Go app on your Apple device and are concerned about the privacy of your Google account, please ensure that your app has been updated and check your account security on Google to see which apps are accessing your information and change permissions if needed. Further, this is a good reminder to check the requested permissions when downloading any app, rather than just hitting "Install."

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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