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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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Amy Sanders Provides Insight on Upcoming King v. Burwell Decision

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June 22, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Amy Sanders discussed the potential impact of the upcoming King v. Burwell decision in a recent article published by Becker's Hospital Review. This important Supreme Court case will determine whether the IRS permissibly interpreted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as extending tax-credit subsidies to health insurance coverage purchased through federally-operated exchanges. In the article, three healthcare industry professionals, including Amy, provide insight on possible outcomes and how the ruling could impact insurers, hospitals and health systems, and the states with federal exchanges. As quoted in the article, Amy "believes the decision could go either way ... Although there might be better odds of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the federal government, the plaintiffs have a compelling argument."

The full article, "King v. Burwell Forecast: 3 Experts on Hospital, Payer and State Impact," was published by Becker's Hospital Review on June 2, 2015 and is available online.


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