We contributed an article addressing the mounting risks faced by private equity (PE) firms investing in the healthcare industry in the July/August 2023 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine. In the article, we delved into the complexities of this highly-regulated sector and the heightened attention it receives from government enforcement bodies. Continue Reading FCA Risk for Private Equity Investment in Healthcare for Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine

We wanted to update readers on improvements to our blog that you will see over the next few months.

Along with giving the web page a new look, we will be publishing a series of posts to enhance our readers’ understanding of key False Claims Act issues. Each series will serve a different purpose, and the series will focus on the following:Continue Reading A New Year of Changes at Inside the FCA

Bass, Berry & Sims was recently recognized among leading False Claims Act (FCA) defense firms based on the number of FCA lawsuits in which the firm appeared on behalf of clients during the time period of 2016 through 2020. The third-party report was based on a review of federal court docket entries in FCA lawsuits throughout the country and listed firms based on the number of lawsuits and number of judicial districts in which the firms had appeared.
Continue Reading Bass, Berry & Sims Included Among Leading FCA Defense Firms

The lawyers at Bass, Berry & Sims send our condolences to the family and friends of Jack Boese.  We are grateful for his towering contributions to the development of FCA jurisprudence.  We will miss his smile and larger-than-life personality which never left anyone in doubt as to Jack’s views on any subject.

After years of investigation and litigation, and on the eve of a highly anticipated trial, the government abandoned its FCA case against ManorCare, the nation’s second-largest operator of skilled nursing homes and assisted living centers.  In a joint motion filed on November 8, 2017, the government announced that it would move for dismissal with prejudice of U.S. ex rel. Ribik v. HCR ManorCare Inc., No. 1:09-cv-00013 (E.D. Va.).  The move marks an unexpected victory for ManorCare and a significant defeat for the government, which was seeking to recover over $500 million in damages and fines in the case.
Continue Reading DOJ Bows Out of ManorCare FCA Case

Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to provide its annual Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review, which highlights significant enforcement trends and legal developments, discusses recent cases and settlements affecting the healthcare industry, and provides an outlook on what lies ahead in 2015.

During the previous year, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys have represented virtually