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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: Protecting Your Credit Card Online 3.0

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July 29, 2016

As we outlined in the two previous installments of our Privacy Perils series (see post from July 11 and July 22), there are a number of steps consumers can take to minimize the risk of potential credit card theft while shopping online. Listed below are our final suggestions on how to protect your credit card information:

  • Do not make credit card transactions over public Wi-Fi or unknown networks. It is better to use a cell network/air card connection if you must bank or shop online in a public place, such as an airport.
  • Do not make purchases from untrusted apps on your phone or apps acquired outside of the applicable app store, especially if you are using Android.
  • While inconvenient, preferably do not store your credit card information for future purchases. There will always be exceptions, but it is best to limit the number of merchants storing credit card information, if possible.
  • All online shopping sites essentially use the same validation questions to recover your passwords, like: "What was the name of your first pet?" or "What is your favorite color?". Just as you should not use the same password for every login and website, you should not use the same answer questions. Lie, and store the answers in a secure password manager.

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 Data Security & Privacy team.


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