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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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Bass, Berry & Sims Welcomes Six New Attorneys to the Firm

September 24, 2015

Nashville, Tenn., (September 24, 2015) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to welcome six new attorneys to the firm. Five of the attorneys will be based in the firm's Nashville office; one in Memphis.

Neal B. Curtis (Associate, Nashville) counsels healthcare clients related to mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Curtis served as a law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge Hanly Ingram in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Curtis earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He received a B.S. from Vanderbilt University. 

Valere B. Fulwider (Attorney, Nashville) advises healthcare providers and companies on the operational and transactional aspects of their business and provides complex regulatory analysis on issues that impact acquisitions, contracts and compliance. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Fulwider worked with the American Heart Association's Office of Public Advocacy. She earned her law degree from the Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from Colgate University.

Courtney Ginn (Associate, Nashville) assists healthcare clients with various transactional, regulatory and operational matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ginn served as a clerk for the Honorable Thomas Ludington in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ginn earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law. She received a B.A. from Duke University.

Brian Irving (Associate, Nashville) counsels clients related to commercial litigation, including business fraud, breach of contract disputes, shareholder litigation and securities fraud cases. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Irving served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Irving earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and received a B.A. from Yale University.

Michael P. Kapellas (Associate, Memphis) focuses on representing clients in business disputes and general commercial litigation and works with broker-dealers and financial institutions to resolve various disputes and regulatory matters. He earned his law degree from The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Before entering law school, Kapellas was a journalist and taught journalism courses at the collegiate level. He earned an M.A. from Indiana University's School of Journalism and he received a B.J. from the University of Missouri.

J. Paul Singleton (Associate, Nashville) represents companies in a wide variety of business related matters in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing and general business planning. Prior to joining the firm, Singleton practiced at Manier & Herod in Nashville. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Middle East aboard the USS Constellation prior to beginning his legal career. Singleton earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.S. from the University of Kentucky.

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