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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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Defense of Unfair Labor Practice Charge for Highway Construction Company

Client Type: Private Company

We represented a privately held highway construction company in defending unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Two employees, separately and at different times, quit coming to work and claimed to be "on strike" due to alleged unsafe work conditions and substandard wages. Our team assisted the company in drafting separate letters inviting each employee to contact the company and share concerns and to explain that each employee was not considered "on strike" but rather was considered to be refusing to work. Each employee was notified that if he continued to refuse to work, he would be considered to have quit. The employees did not contact the company or return to work and were terminated. Claiming that they had engaged in "protected concerted activity" under Section 7, each employee filed an ULP charge as did the Iron Workers Union. After investigation by the NLRB, the two employees ended up withdrawing their charges, and the NLRB refused to issue a complaint on the Union's charge.

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