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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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Mike Sontag Quoted in Tax Analysts Article on Vodafone Decision

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July 28, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Mike Sontag provided insight for the Tax Analysts article "News Analysis: Did the Tennessee Court of Appeals Phone It In?" The article examines the trend toward market-based sourcing instead of cost-of-performance (COP) sourcing for purposes of calculating the sales factor of an apportionment formula and, especially, the troubling use of a Commissioner's equitable authority to require such sourcing when the legislature chose the opposite method. The article was the result of a June 2014 Tennessee Court of Appeals decision that upheld a variance imposed by the Commissioner of Revenue requiring Vodafone to use market-based sourcing rather than the COP sourcing currently required by Tennessee's franchise and excise tax statutes. Michael, who represented Vodafone in the suit, was quoted as questioning the appropriateness and legality of allowing the Commissioner to override the policy decisions of the legislative branch when there was nothing unusual about the circumstances of Vodafone that justified doing so. 

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