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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: Telephone Spoofing Can Hijack Your Caller ID

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August 12, 2016

When it comes to telephone spoofing, you can't always trust the name that appears on your caller identification. Telephone spoofing operations, often located overseas, use sophisticated software to place calls that appear on the recipient's caller ID as coming from a credible and trusted source, including businesses or government agencies. For example, recent scams have mimicked both Microsoft Corporation (informing victims their computer is infected with a virus and they must open an email to fix it) and the Internal Revenue Service (informing victims there is a problem with their tax returns and soliciting personal information). These spoofs target both individuals and businesses alike.

When you recognize a telephone spoof, instead of just hanging up, consider reporting it to your telecommunications carrier (and if it happens at work, report it to the Helpdesk). Carriers have systems to identify the source of spoofing campaigns and potentially block them. They also share information with other carriers and law enforcement to coordinate efforts to combat telephone spoofing.

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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