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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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DOL's Fiduciary Rule Still in Limbo after Trump Memo and Federal Judge's Ruling

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February 10, 2017

Last week, President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Department of Labor (DOL) to reconsider implementation of the fiduciary rule. The fiduciary rule, which widens the scope of who is considered a "fiduciary" of an employee benefit plan under ERISA and under what circumstances an advisor provides "investment advice," has been met with considerable criticism in some circles.

Many expected President Trump to delay or overturn the rule, but at least initially, he has declined to do so. Trump's memorandum did not delay, withdraw or revise the fiduciary rule in any way. His memorandum merely tasked the DOL with reconsidering the fiduciary rule in light of whether it could negatively affect the ability of consumers to gain access to retirement and investment advice. Specifically, Trump requested legal and economic analysis as to whether the fiduciary rule will: image

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Bass, Berry & Sims' HR Law Talk blog features news, commentary and insights on the complicated and constantly changing labor & employment and employee benefits laws affecting employers.

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