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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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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Privacy Perils: Beware of Text Scam, iPhone Users

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August 5, 2016

While SMS (text) phishing not new, there is a new scam that lowers people's guard by tapping into their dependency on Apple and iPhones. A text message informs the user that an Apple ID or iCloud account will be terminated unless updated. It lures the user to click a link, which leads to a fraudulent website to collect personal data, including name and passport information. Unsuspecting Apple-addicts then hand over their personal information to the identity thieves.

Any request of this nature should be a red flag - the legitimate Apple would never collect data in this manner, so do not click on the link if you receive a text like this or respond with your personal information! According to Apple's privacy policy, it will never ask for certain types of personal information (Social Security number, mother's maiden name, full credit card number or credit card CCV) outside of a user's account. When Apple does request personal information, it typically occurs within iTunes or an Apple ID account itself.

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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