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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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Super Lawyers Lists 45 Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Attorneys in 19 Practice Areas

November 18, 2013

Nashville, Tenn., (November 18, 2013) - Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that 45 of its attorneys were named to Super Lawyers 2013 listed among 19 different practice areas. In addition, 14 attorneys were recognized in the Rising Stars category. 

2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers in Knoxville
Rising Stars 
  • Russell E. Stair: Business Litigation
2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers in Memphis
  • John S. Golwen: Business Litigation 
  • J. Brook Lathram: Business Litigation 
  • Stephen W. Ragland: Bankruptcy 
  • John C. Speer: Business Litigation 
  • Richard R. Spore, III: Real Estate 
  • John A. Stemmler: Real Estate 
  • Shepherd D. Tate: Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • David A. Thornton: Employee Benefits/ERISA 
Rising Stars 
  • Ryan R. Baker: Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Annie Christoff: Business Litigation 
  • Phillip Lewis: Tax 
  • Robert P. McDaniel, Jr.: Real Estate 
  • Sehrish Siddiqui: Securities and Corporate Finance 
2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers in Nashville
  • H. Lee Barfield, II: Business Litigation 
  • Coburn Dewees Berry, IV: Real Estate 
  • James H. Cheek, III: Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Michael L. Dagley: Business Litigation 
  • J. Page Davidson: Business/Corporate 
  • Wallace W. Dietz: Business Litigation 
  • R. Todd Ervin: Tax 
  • David R. Esquivel: Business Litigation 
  • Samuel Lanier Felker: Personal Injury Defense: Products 
  • Tim K. Garrett: Employment & Labor 
  • J. Andrew Goddard: Environmental 
  • James C. Gooch: Estate & Probate 
  • B. Riney Green: Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • R. Dale Grimes: Antitrust Litigation 
  • L. Wearen Hughes: Construction Litigation 
  • Paul G. Jennings: Bankruptcy 
  • David A. King: Health Care 
  • Howard H. Lamar, III: Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Anthony J. McFarland: Business Litigation 
  • Bryan W. Metcalf: Tax 
  • Claire F. Miley: Health Care 
  • William N. Ozier: Employment & Labor 
  • Michael S. Peek: Real Estate 
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr.: Business Litigation 
  • J. Bradbury Reed: Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz: Health Care 
  • Fritz Richter, III: Employee Benefits/ERISA 
  • D. Mark Sheets: Real Estate 
  • Michael D. Sontag: Tax 
  • James S. Tate, Jr.: Business/Corporate 
  • G. Scott Thomas: Environmental 
  • Bob F. Thompson: Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Overton Thompson, III: Securities Litigation 
  • F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.: Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Leigh Walton: Health Care 
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler: Personal Injury Defense/Products 
Rising Stars 
  • Robert L. Brewer: Intellectual Property 
  • Leslie Ford: Securities and Corporate Finance 
  • D. Scott Holley: Securities and Corporate Finance 
  • J. Daniel Huffines: Securities and Corporate Finance 
  • Tatjana Paterno: Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Brian D. Roark: Health Care 
  • Ryan D. Thomas: Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Jeffrey P. Yarbro: Business Litigation 
2013 Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C.
  • John Kelly: White Collar Defense 
Mid-South Super Lawyers also released Top Lists for those attorneys who received the highest point totals in the Tennessee nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Listed below are the Bass, Berry & Sims’ attorneys that received these honors. 

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers 2013
  • J. Brook Lathram 
  • William N. Ozier 
  • Stephen W. Ragland 
  • Michael D. Sontag 
  • Bob F. Thompson
Top 50 Memphis Super Lawyers 2013
  • J. Brook Lathram 
  • Stephen W. Ragland 
Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers 2013
  • H. Lee Barfield, II 
  • William N. Ozier 
  • Michael D. Sontag 
  • Bob F. Thompson 
  • Leigh Walton 
Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers 2013
  • Leigh Walton 

About Mid-South Super Lawyers 
Mid-South Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. More information can be found at

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

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