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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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Paige Mills Comments on "Blurred Lines" Decision

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September 9, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Paige Mills provided her perspective on the controversial jury ruling that "Blurred Lines" songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams infringed against Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up" song that was decided in March 2015. Paige's comments were part of a special report on entertainment law published by the Nashville Business Journal on September 4, 2015. According to Paige, "While it is presumptuous to second-guess a hardworking jury, I think the jury incorrectly found that 'Blurred Lines' infringed 'Got to Give it Up' rather than simply paying it homage. The decision will embolden plaintiffs with weak claims and increase their leverage in settlement discussions. I doubt it will affect what musicians do on a day-to-day basis, but it certainly increases the likelihood of infringement claims on successful songs and ups their settlement value."


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