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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Employees To Serve in Leadership Positions for Legal Marketing Association

January 8, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (January 8, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that two employees have been appointed to serve in leadership positions of the international and local city group of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). Kimberly D. Bell will serve as Treasurer of the LMA board. Eleanor A. Smith will serve as Nashville City Group Chair of the LMA Southeastern Chapter.

Bell currently serves as the Managing Director of the Litigation Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. She has more than 17 years of law firm marketing, business development and communications experience.

Smith currently serves as the Managing Director of the Healthcare Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. Smith has worked at the firm for more than seven years and was promoted to her current position in 2010.

About LMA
Founded in 1985, the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) is the universal voice of the legal marketing and business development profession, a forum that brings together CMOs to entry-level specialists from firms of all sizes, consultants and vendors, lawyers, marketers from other professions and marketing students to share their collective knowledge. LMA has 19 chapters and 26 city groups across the U.S. and Canada, and its more than 3,000 members hail from 48 U.S. states and 15 countries. More than 80 percent of the largest 250 U.S. law firms employ an LMA member. Members at every stage in their career development benefit from participating in LMA’s array of programs and services. For more information, visit www.legalmarketing.org.

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


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