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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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AxelaCare CON Approved for East Tennessee Region

Client Type: Private Company

Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel to AxelaCare Health Solutions LLC – a subsidiary of United Health Group – in its efforts to obtain a Certificate of Need (CON) to initiate homecare operations in 34 counties in and around metropolitan Knoxville, Tennessee. The project received wide support – including from Wellmont Medical Associates – and was unanimously approved by state regulators. The addition of AxelaCare's services in East Tennessee will make highly specialized immune globulin infusion therapy available at home to seriously ill patients suffering from very rare cancers and chronic immunological and neurological disorders. Researchers across the United States use data collected via AxelaCare's proprietary patient care technology in a wide variety of clinical research.

AxelaCare specializes in specialty infusion therapy homecare services. Its nursing specialists have performed more than 44,000 infusion therapy sessions in recent years. AxelaCare has received the Joint Commission's "Gold Seal" of approval and is recognized for meeting the highest clinical standards in the industry.

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