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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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Successful Representation of IT Company and its President/Owner in a Proposed Debarment by the Air Force

Client Type: Individual, Private Company

We were engaged by a small, minority-owned information technology services company and its President/Owner to respond to notices of proposed debarment issued by Air Force. The basis of the proposed debarments of the company and its owner were allegedly false statements made in a prior suspension proceeding relating to conflicts of interest and product substitution by a former subcontractor. In addition to the proposed debarment, the subcontractor's misconduct was investigated by the Department of Justice, multiple agency Inspectors General, as well as the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

We submitted a response to the Air Force Suspending and Debarring Official ("SDO") addressing the agency's concerns, and shortly thereafter met with the SDO in person. Within three days of that meeting the proposed debarment was terminated without an administrative agreement, allowing the company and its President to continue offering valuable IT services to the government.

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