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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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15 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"

August 18, 2014

Nashville, Tenn., (August 18, 2014) - Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that 15 of its attorneys recently were named "Lawyers of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Best Lawyers began designating "Lawyer of the Year" in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in conjunction with the 15th edition (2009). Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (2015) is based on detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Listed below are the lawyers that were honored from Bass, Berry & Sims and the area of specialty in which they were recognized.

  • H. Lee Barfield II – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Coburn Dewees Berry IV – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Litigation – Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year"
  • E. Steele Clayton IV – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Litigation – Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Tim K. Garrett – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Labor Law – Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Paul G. Jennings – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Litigation – Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Howard H. Lamar III – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Securities / Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • J. Richard Lodge, Jr. – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Non-Profit / Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • George H. Masterson – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Cynthia N. Sellers – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Commercial Transactions / UCC Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Richard R. Spore III – Best Lawyers® 2015 Memphis Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr. – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" 
  • James S. Tate, Jr. – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Commercial Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Shepherd D. Tate – Best Lawyers® 2015 Memphis Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year"
  • F. Mitchell Walker, Jr. – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Leigh Walton – Best Lawyers® 2015 Nashville Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"

To see the full report of 85 attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, please click here.

About Best Lawyers®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers in America® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers in considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice." 

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
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