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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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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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United Natural Foods, Inc. Acquires Three Distributors

Client Type: Public Company

We represented United Natural Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI) in three acquisitions. UNFI purchased Haddon House Food Products, Inc, a distributor and merchandiser of natural and organic and gourmet ethnic products for $217,500,000 and Nor-Cal Produce, Inc., a distributor of conventional and organic produce and other fresh products for $68,600,000. The company also acquired substantially all of the assets of Global/Organic Specialty Source, Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

UNFI financed the purchase price for each of these acquisitions with borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility, which was also amended in connection with these transactions to increase the size of the facility. Bass, Berry & Sims is UNFI’s primary counsel representing the company on matters including mergers and acquisitions, public company advisory, financing, and tax.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI) carries and distributes more than 85,000 products to more than 40,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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