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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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Thad McBride Authors Article on U.S. Economic Sanctions Programs and How to Stay Compliant

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January 9, 2018

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Thad McBride authored an article for the January 2018 edition of The Corporate Counselor providing an overview of current U.S. economic sanctions programs and how companies can handle challenging compliance issues. Sanctions against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia and Sudan have all been in the headlines over the past year, yet each country – and the laws that apply to it – presents its own compliance complications. For example, U.S. persons can conduct no business in or with Iran and North Korea, whereas many transactions with Cuba may be permitted. In addition, the restrictions on different countries and sanctions targets change regularly.  "The only certain thing about U.S. sanctions is uncertainty," noted Thad. He also notes that sanctions could be introduced or tightened in the near future on countries as diverse as Myanmar, Venezuela and Yemen.

Considering the multitude of economic sanctions programs and the uncertainty surrounding them, it is important for companies to take certain steps to establish a good compliance program. These steps include having management commit to and promote compliance, training personnel, screening and exercising due diligence on business partners, and keeping diligent records. As Thad explains, "In the dynamic world of U.S. sanctions, what is permitted one day may be prohibited the next. Vigilance, and regular screening and review, are critical."

The full article, "U.S. Economic Sanctions," was published in the January 2018 issue of The Corporate Counselor and is available online (subscription required).


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