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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 Welcomes Five New Associates in Nashville

November 8, 2012

Nashville, Tenn., (November 8, 2012) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome five new associates to the firm’s Nashville office: Jennie Brooks, Stefanie Polauf Carter, John C. Eason, Anna E. Gernert and Brad L. Hart.

Jennie Brooks joins the Corporate and Securities Practice. Brooks earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Stefanie Polauf Carter joins the Healthcare Practice. Stefanie earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She attended Vanderbilt University and received a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development.

John C. Eason joins the Litigation Practice. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the firm, Eason served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Anita Brody on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Anna E. Gernert joins the Commercial Practice (Real Estate and Financial Transactions). Gernert earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia.

Brad L. Hart joins the Corporate and Securities Practice. Hart earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Kentucky.

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