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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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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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Healthcare Contracting, Regulatory & Operational

We counsel hundreds of healthcare clients on a complex set of rapidly changing regulations impacting healthcare operations which, in turn, impacts how providers deliver quality care to patients.

Our clients include hospitals and health systems of all sizes as well as specialty services including behavioral health facilities, hospitalist programs and disease management services.

We counsel hundreds of healthcare clients on a complex set of rapidly changing regulations impacting healthcare operations which, in turn, impacts how providers deliver quality care to patients.

Our clients include hospitals and health systems of all sizes as well as specialty services including behavioral health facilities, hospitalist programs and disease management services.

Critical areas in which we provide counsel include:

  • Self-referral prohibition
  • Fraud and abuse analysis
  • Licensure
  • Accreditation
  • Certificates of Need
  • Corporate compliance programs
  • Managed care contracting
  • Group purchasing arrangements
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payor reimbursement matters

We advise clients on the structuring of compliant financial relationships, such as:

  • Professional services agreements
  • Medical directorships
  • Co-management arrangements
  • Physician recruitment agreements
  • Medical staff bylaws
  • Staff privileges
  • Professional liability

The firm also advises on patient care issues involving:

  • Advance directives
  • Informed consent
  • Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) transfers
  • Anti-discrimination and accessibility laws

Further, we counsel clients on emerging areas of the law such as:

  • Forming accountable care organizations
  • Responding to the challenges and opportunities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Implementing electronic health records (EHR)

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Our healthcare attorneys encompass the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the United States. We bring our multidisciplinary, team approach to our representation of the following sectors and facilities:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Behavioral health
  • Cancer therapy
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Health plans, managed care companies and benefit management companies 
  • Healthcare information technology
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Life sciences
  • Managed care
  • Medical device
  • Nonprofit providers
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies
  • Physician practices, outsourced physician services and management companies
  • Private equity
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Revenue cycle management
  • Senior housing and long-term care
  • Specialty pharmacy and pharmaceuticals
  • Telemedicine
  • Urgent and retail care clinics
  • Wellness and disease management

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