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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Community Health Systems Completes Spinoff of Quorum Health Corporation

Client Type: Public Company

We represented Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) in the spinoff of Quorum Health Corporation and disposition of 38 hospitals. As a result of the spinoff, QHC (NYSE: QHC) is now an independent public company that owns or leases a portfolio of 38 hospitals with an aggregate of 3,582 licensed beds. The hospitals are geographically diversified across 16 states, primarily located in cities or counties having populations of 50,000 or less. QHC also operates Quorum Health Resources, LLC, a leading hospital management advisory and consulting services business.

In connection with the spinoff, we also represented QHC in a 144A offering of $400,000,000 of 11.625% senior notes. Underwriters included Credit Suisse; UBS Investment Bank; BofA Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; J.P. Morgan; RBC Capital Markets; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey; and Wells Fargo Securities.

In addition, we represented CHS in a public tender offer for up to $900,000,000 of senior notes underwritten by Credit Suisse.

CHS (NYSE: CYH) remains one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in communities across the country. After giving effect to the spinoff noted above, through its subsidiaries, CHS currently owns, leases or operates 160 affiliated hospitals in 22 states with an aggregate of nearly 27,000 licensed beds.

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