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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Adds Associate and Names One Of Counsel

April 14, 2011

Nashville, Tenn., (April 14, 2011) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome new associate Tatjana Paterno and to announce that David W. Smith has been named Of Counsel in the firm's Nashville Office.

Tatjana Paterno joins the firm's corporate practice after working four years as an associate at Jones Day in Dallas, Texas. Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, as well as public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. Paterno's experience also includes corporate governance, executive compensation, disclosure and securities law compliance. She has represented clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, information technology and biotechnology. She earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law and received her B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Dallas.

David W. Smith, of the firm's commercial and real estate group, has been named Of Counsel. His practice focuses on general commercial real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on leasing in the healthcare industry. He represents a variety of clients in the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and ownership of commercial properties including retail, restaurant and office buildings. Smith also has experience working with different types of healthcare providers, such as hospitals, surgery centers and physician groups, to meet their various real estate needs while ensuring regulatory compliance. Smith earned his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, in 1992. Prior to pursuing law, Smith was a middle and high school teacher and a Teach For America corps member. He then attended Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review, and received his J.D. in 2001.

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With more than 200 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions and litigation matters in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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