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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: Little White Lies

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May 26, 2017

We harp on the importance of strong passwords, but for good reason. Unless you want to live off the grid, protecting the security of your online accounts and data is paramount. For instance, previously we have recommended the use of "multi-factor authentication" whenever available (see Privacy Peril from December 11, 2015). Multi-factor authentication typically involves the use of security questions for the user to answer (even though this is not true multi-factor authentication). Unfortunately, many of us choose questions whose answers are easily remembered and, unfortunately, easily discovered. A simple Google search can disclose your mother's maiden name, what high school you attended, and even your first car. While selection of those questions can be acceptable, we recommend you at least provide a false answer. Very few mothers' maiden name was Chachi, went to Grace King High School (Ellen attended, but graduated elsewhere), or drove a Rambler. Use of a fictitious word answer is even better.

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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