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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Privacy Perils: What's in Your Container?

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July 21, 2017

The use of "containers" in web application development is growing, but not without potentially increasing threats to the security of the data we store in our apps and devices. Containers are stand-alone packages of software that include everything needed to run the bundle. Their portability and resilience, and more importantly the fact that they allow software to run efficiently when moved between different computing environments, make containers an increasingly attractive tool for web developers. But when apps and devices – including Uber, Google, Yelp, and Android and iPhone technology – employ containers that store personal information, some experts warn that the security of our information is at risk. For example, standalone containers operate as "black boxes," making it easy for hackers to capture information without evidence of intrusion. Containers may not be integrated with an organization's existing risk and governance structure. It's also difficult for developers – when containers show up – to verify their integrity. The use of containers is already widespread, and everyone from vendors to C-suite teams to consumers should be aware of the potential vulnerabilities in these tools and to advocate for ways to bolster the security of container software. This just serves as a reminder for everyone to be vigilant about entering personal data on devices and apps and to have strict password protection processes.

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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