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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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Martha Allard and Russ Baldwin Promoted to Counsel Status

November 11, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (November 11, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Martha B. Allard and Russell S. Baldwin have been promoted to Counsel status.

Allard joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 2012 as a contract attorney in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice with more than 10 years of experience in counseling clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, including trademark selection, prosecution and enforcement. She has been involved in various trademark and patent infringement matters in federal court, and has represented clients in inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Allard practiced at Waddey & Patterson, P.C., an intellectual property law boutique firm in Nashville and prior to that at Cummings & Lockwood, P.C. in Stamford, Connecticut.

Baldwin joined the firm in 2002 as an associate in the litigation department. His practice concentrates on complex business litigation, appellate litigation, and administrative and regulatory proceedings, including government contracting and investigations. Before joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Baldwin serviced as an assistant Tennessee attorney general, where he represented the state in appellate litigation, legislative affairs, and litigation cases. Baldwin formerly served in the United States Army and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate Generals Corps in the Tennessee Air National Guard, where he serves as Command Judge Advocate for the 230th Sustainment Brigade.

"Both Russ and Martha have extensive experience in their practice areas (Martha in trademark and intellectual property matters and Russ in business litigation and administrative and regulatory proceeding matters). Their counsel is valued by both our firm and our clients. We congratulate them on attaining this designation," said Todd Rolapp, managing director of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

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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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