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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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Town of Smyrna Fights Imposition of Hedging Charges

Client Type: Government

We are representing the Town of Smyrna, Tennessee against the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG) due to MGAG's imposition of hedging charges that are costing the Town millions each year, despite the fact that the Town never authorized MGAG to initiate long-term hedges on its behalf. 

The Sixth Circuit recently ruled in favor of our client, affirming Judge Sharp's refusal to dismiss our case after MGAG moved for dismissal seven months into the case, claiming it was a sovereign of the State of Georgia under a then-recent decision in which the Georgia Supreme Court held that the Georgia Lottery Corp. is a sovereign. The Sixth Circuit stated that MGAG's argument "requires quite a stretch of the imagination." The case is still pending after having been stayed pending appeal.

Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee founded in 1855.

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