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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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AmSurg Acquires Sheridan Healthcare

Client Type: Public Company

In July 2014, AmSurg Corp. acquired Sheridan Healthcare Inc. from private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC for about $2.35 billion in cash and stock in order to enter the outsourced physician services market. Bass, Berry & Sims has represented AmSurg for more than 15 years and served as lead counsel on the transaction. AmSurg's legal team is led by Healthcare Practice Chair, Jim Jenkins.

Bass, Berry & Sims coordinated and completed healthcare regulatory, corporate, real estate, benefits and labor due diligence, negotiated all related deal documents, and handled the related SEC filings required to be made by AmSurg. The firm also represented AmSurg in its common stock, preferred stock and senior notes offerings as well as entering into a new credit facility. The transaction closed 47 days following execution of definitive agreements.

AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG) acquires, develops and operates ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physician practice groups throughout the United States.

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