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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 Joint Ventures & Syndications

Our team has led clients through hundreds of complex healthcare joint venture arrangements worth billions of dollars. In the last four years, we have developed eight arrangements uniting for-profit and nonprofit entities as this trend has grown in popularity. Our top priority in such matters is to provide creative legal strategies that maximize the positive business advantages, whether clinical or administrative, while minimizing risk. An example of that focus is in our recent work involving a public hospital company in a joint venture arrangement with five nonprofit hospitals designed to operate more efficiently, enhance outcomes and improve access for their patients.

We have extensive experience in syndications and private placements of securities involving hospital systems, long-term care facilities, outpatient service providers, ancillary service providers, independent practice associations, managed care organizations and health information and technology entities. We also have worked with investment bankers and equity and debt financing sources across the country.

We have a particular understanding in representing hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis companies and other outpatient service providers in joint ventures with physicians. Our engagements provide thorough due diligence reviews to uncover potential regulatory exposure associated with acquired entities or joint venture partners.


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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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