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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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HealthStream Acquires Doctor Credentialing Provider

Client Type: Public Company

We represented HealthStream(NASDAQ: HSTM) in its acquisition of Morrisey Associates for $48 million cash. Morrisey's products look to automate the credentialing process from the on boarding of doctors through to their reappointment and the assessment of their specific competencies. The company is now part of HealthStream's provider solutions segment, which also includes the HealthLine Systems and SyMed Development businesses, which were acquired last year and in 2012, respectively.

HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM) offers a suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training and learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing and managing simulation-based training programs.

Award iconThis transaction was one of six separate deals involving Bass, Berry & Sims that was recognized as a Finalist for the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in the category of 

    • Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (under $100MM)

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