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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: 2FA or Not 2FA - That is the Question

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June 9, 2017

We've previously described and recommended the use of multi-factor (or two factor) authentication (2FA) on multiple occasions:  

An article in Mashable, referring to the recently leaked NSA report on Russian efforts to hack the computers of U.S. election officials, notes that even 2FA won’t protect you against use of a fake website. For example, receipt of a special code via text on your smart phone offers no extra protection if you then provide the PIN to an illegitimate site controlled by the bad guy (or girl). 

The reminder lesson: For any site that requires you to provide login credentials, confirm the URL address begins with "https," not "http." While not foolproof, doing so will reduce the possibility of you getting hoodwinked despite use of 2FA.

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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