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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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Attorney Spotlight: Tatjana Paterno

July 31, 2014

Tatjana Paterno Firm NewsTell us about your practice.

I represent public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), debt and equity offerings and other complex transactions, with values that have ranged from under $1 million to over $5 billion. My practice focuses on companies within several industries, including healthcare, senior living, diagnostic testing, pharmaceuticals and information technology. I also advise public companies on compliance with federal securities laws, executive compensation matters, shareholder proposals and governance matters.

What are some trends you are seeing related to the legal industry or in the industry in which you practice?

In the M&A world, we are seeing a significant increase in activity. There are more deals in the pipeline this year than in the past few years. Additionally, we are seeing more competition for attractive acquisition opportunities, which results in sellers being able to demand more favorable terms. Finally, the use of representation and warranties (R&W) insurance is increasing. Sellers typically use R&W insurance to limit their liability exposure for unintentional and unknown breaches of their representations and warranties. For buyers, it can be a tool to distinguish themselves in competitive bidding situations.

What is the most fulfilling part of your job?

I enjoy coming up with creative solutions to ensure my client's interests are protected; working with talented, dedicated clients and colleagues; and learning from opportunities that come up every day – they make my job challenging and fun at the same time.


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