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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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Dick Lodge and Brant Phillips Represent The Ingram Group before Tennessee Ethics Commission

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August 2, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Dick Lodge was quoted in several publications recently defending Tom Ingram and Marcille Durham before the Tennessee Ethics Commission on show cause notices issued by the Commission relative to lobbyist registrations. The Commission voted against penalizing Ingram for failure to file the proper lobbying registrations. However, because of the Commission's rules, the vote was insufficient to resolve the matter, and it will be back on the Commission's agenda at its next meeting in September. Click the links below for full articles about the case.

"Tennessee Ethics Panel Stalemates Over Tom Ingram Lobbying Resolution" – Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 2, 2013)

"State Ethics Panel Postpones Action on Ingram Case" – Knoxville News Sentinel (August 1, 2013)

"Ethics Panel Effort in Nashville to Drop Civil Penalties Against a Top GOP Strategist Today Fail" – Chattanooga Times Free Press (August 1, 2013)

"Ethics Case Against Advisor to Tennessee Governor on Hold" – Memphis Commercial Appeal (August 1, 2013)

"Tom Ingram's Ethics Case Deferred" – The Tennessean (August 2, 2013)


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