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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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HCA: From Public Company to Private Company, and Back Again

Client Type: Public Company

In 2006, we represented HCA Inc. in its $33 billion going-private recapitalization transaction with affiliates of Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. This was the largest domestic leveraged buyout in history at the time.

In March 2011, we represented HCA Holdings, Inc. in the largest private-equity backed initial public offering (IPO) in U.S. history at that time. The shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 10. Following the IPO, HCA remained controlled by a private investor group comprised of affiliates of, or funds sponsored by, Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., BAML Capital Partners, Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corporation and HCA founder, Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr.

We continue to provide corporate and securities as well as healthcare regulatory advice to HCA.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) owns and operates hospitals and freestanding surgery centers in the U.S. and in London, England.

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