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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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Curtis Capeling and Scott Thomas Offer Insights on Protection of Trade Secrets

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November 21, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Curtis Capeling and Scott Thomas authored an article for Startup Nation outlining the importance of trade secrets for a business' growth, and how to protect these often overlooked assets. Trade secrets add value for companies planning to attract investors or eventually sell their business. Conversely, failure to preserve trade secrets that are a basis for a business' revenue can impair a company’s valuation. 

There are many steps a business can take to protect its trade secrets. "Balance the value of a secret against the cost of measures needed to protect it. Think about steps a competitor might take to learn a secret, and thwart them. Employee leaks are the biggest risk to your trade secrets," Curtis and Scott recommend. State and federal laws protect trade secrets and if misappropriated there is considerable legal action companies can take. 

"Trade secrets give you a competitive advantage and increase the value of your business. Take reasonable steps to protect them, and you will reap the rewards."

The full article, "Identifying and Protecting Trade Secrets for Young Companies," was published by Startup Nation on November 17, 2017, and is available online.


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