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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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Kevin Douglas on Online Shareholder Proxy Voting for Investor’s Business Daily

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March 8, 2010

Kevin Douglas, attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims, was interviewed regarding online shareholder proxy voting for Investor's Business Daily. The article by Sheila Riley, titled "Web Sites Help Encourage Shareholder Proxy Voting," appears in the March 5, 2010 edition.

From the article:

Companies, too, see benefits in online proxy voting and online shareholder education.

"There's nothing wrong with making it easier for shareholders to vote online. That's a good thing," said Kevin Douglas, a Nashville attorney with Bass Berry & Sims, which represents many corporations.

But Douglas points out that sites that promote online voting and make recommendations to shareholders typically aren't neutral. Advocates tend to be shareholder activists who are more likely to oppose management viewpoints. That doesn't give the whole story, he says.

"Nothing's wrong with that, but from the corporate perspective they don't represent the full spectrum of shareholder views," Douglas says.


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