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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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Healthcare Attorney Cynthia Y. Reisz Named to Board of AHLA

May 16, 2013

Reisz first Bass Berry attorney to serve on AHLA board

Nashville, Tenn. (May 16, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Cynthia Y. Reisz has been elected to the board of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) for a term to begin in July 2013, after the AHLA's annual meeting in San Diego.

For nearly three decades, Reisz has dedicated her practice to healthcare, representing hospitals and health systems, ancillary providers and large physician groups in transactions and regulatory and operational matters. She joined the firm in 1986 and is a Member of the Healthcare and Corporate and Business Practice areas.

"Being named to the AHLA board is just the latest recognition of Cindy Reisz as a national leader in the field of healthcare law," said Jim Jenkins, chair of the Healthcare Industry Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims. "Cindy is a sought-after presenter and author on healthcare mergers and acquisitions and legal issues faced by physicians. Most importantly, she is the consummate legal advisor and advocate for our clients. We are especially proud that Cindy is the first attorney in our Healthcare Industry Practice to be elected to the board of the AHLA."

Reisz has served in several previous roles with the AHLA. She is the past chair of the association's Physician Organizations Practice Group and was the chair of the Planning Committee for the 2013 AHLA Physicians and Physician Organizations Institute. Reisz also co-chaired an AHLA task force that wrote a handbook on representing physicians in 2006 and continues to serve as an editor of subsequent editions.

"Being elected by my peers to the AHLA board is a tremendous honor," Reisz said. "I look forward to continuing my service to the association, and to the field of healthcare law, during my three year term on the board."

Reisz earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1986.

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Marked by an integrated approach and unmatched regulatory knowledge, the healthcare industry practice of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is a team of more than 100 experienced attorneys who leverage diverse strengths to meet the unique demands of clients. Throughout the firm's history, Bass, Berry & Sims has contributed to the evolution of Nashville as the nation's capital of healthcare delivery and entrepreneurialism.

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