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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 Transactions: Year in Review 2018Last year, CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) announced it would purchase health insurer Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) for $67.5 billion, a transaction that would be one of the biggest healthcare mergers in the past decade. The transaction raises an intriguing question: is this the beginning of a transformational shift in healthcare?

Recently, members of our healthcare group authored the Healthcare Transactions: Year in Review outlining 2017 M&A activity and drivers in the following hot healthcare sectors:

• Managed Care
• Hospitals
• Post-Acute Care—Home Health & Hospice
• Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
• Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
• Behavioral Health
• Physician Practice Management

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Point/Counterpoint: Negotiating a Hospital’s Acquisition of a Physician Practice


June 24, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Cindy Reisz will co-present with Dawn Crumel, Division Counsel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at the AHLA In-House Counsel Program & Annual Meeting. The session titled, "Point/Counterpoint: Negotiating a Hospital's Acquisition of a Physician Practice," will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Topics include: 

  • The process of evaluating, negotiating, and closing a hospital acquisition of a physician practice
  • Regulatory and tax implications to the physicians
  • Conducting a valuation before the financial terms are set in stone
  • Representing all of the physicians in the deal
  • Treating due diligence as the critical element of the transaction
  • Small deals do not guarantee small liabilities
  • Key issues for negotiation: Valuations, compensation arrangements, non-compete and non-solicitation covenants, post-closing governance provisions, other aspects of implementation

The AHLA In-House Counsel Program is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting from June 24 – 28, 2017 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit the AHLA website.

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