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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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Richard Mattern Offers Strategies on Growing a Medical Device Business

Medical Design & Outsourcing


June 12, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Mattern authored an article and provided key insight on how to grow a medical device business at different stages in the company's life cycle. 

In the early stages, medical device companies should look to raise a significant amount of funding, assemble an experienced management team and find an investor who shares the same vision. As a mid-sized medical device business looking to grow, companies might look to "expand their bag" by utilizing strategic mergers and acquisitions, or acquire related product lines. 

As a mature and stable company, sharpening revenue growth is important for success. "While revenue growth can take many forms, expanding the company's sales channel, which can be effectuated by increasing sales personnel and/or leveraging technology, is a common and highly effective option," Richard stated.

The full article, "How to Grow your Medical Device Business Through its Life Cycle," was published in the following outlets and is available online:

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