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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: The Tax Man (Won't) Cometh

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February 9, 2018

Now that tax season is officially upon us, we are also now entering the season of phony IRS telephone call scams. The IRS reminds taxpayers that it will not:

  • call you to demand immediate payment 
  • call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail;
  • demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe;
  • require that you pay your taxes a certain way, for instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card;
  • ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone;
  • threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

While anyone can be a potential victim, scammers often target seniors who, as a group, may be more likely to rely on a landline phone. Therefore, remind your friends, family and neighbors that the tax man will not cometh or calleth ere he maileth.

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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