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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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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Jessie Zeigler Outlines Key Steps for Managing Plant Disasters

Manufacturing Business Technology


October 18, 2017

Jessie Zeigler Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jessie Zeigler authored an article that was published in Manufacturing Business Technology about managing plant disasters. In potentially dangerous industries, it is vital for manufacturing organizations to have well-prepared and communicated crisis response plans before any critical situation arises. As many know, the hours and days following a crisis are crucial – not only for brand image and employee morale, but also to avoid negative legal ramifications that could arise when individuals within an organization do not know the correct steps to ensure proper compliance. 

As Jessie points out in the article, a crisis response plan should be prepared well in advance of any critical situation and include the following key steps:

  • Draft an internal company response
  • Prepare an external company response
  • Ensure safety
  • Preserve the scene
  • Manage cell phone photos/videos
  • Protect your brand
  • Determine any other notifications that may need to be made

"In the heat of a disaster is the time to make a good first public impression, preserve critical evidence, ensure employees' safety, avoid the complications of a similar crisis at another plant and respond responsibly to families of the injured or deceased – all while you are managing liability concerns," said Jessie. "Remember, the time to prepare for a disaster is now – not when it happens."

The full article, "Top Tips for Managing Plant Disasters," was published on October 17, 2017, by Manufacturing Business Technology and is available online.

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