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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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Jay Knight Provides Insight on SEC's Pay Ratio Rule

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August 7, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jay Knight provided insight for an article outlining the details of the SEC's pay ratio rule, the latest regulation to the Dodd-Frank Act that was approved on August 5. The new rule, which first applies to fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, requires a company to disclose the ratio of CEO compensation to the median compensation of its employees. Accordingly, a company with a calendar year fiscal year must first include the disclosure in its Form 10-K or annual meeting proxy statement filed in 2018. As Jay points out in the article, " ... companies can start by reviewing the rule and working with senior executives to determine what the plan will be to arrive at a median employee compensation figure. 'If you can make a few adjustments now, that can lead to less complexity when you actually have to calculate the ratio'"

The full article, "Calculations Ahead: Complying With the SEC Pay Ratio Rule," was published by Corporate Counsel on August 7, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).


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