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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: 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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