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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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Mike Sontag Argues Vodafone Case Before Tennessee Supreme Court

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June 5, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Mike Sontag was quoted in two articles covering the arguments before the Tennessee Supreme Court in the Vodafone case. Mike is representing Vodafone in the case and presented arguments before the high court. In June 2014, the Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld a variance imposed by the Commissioner of Revenue requiring Vodafone to use market-based sourcing rather than the COP sourcing currently required by Tennessee's franchise and excise tax statutes. The Tennessee Supreme Court is hearing the case to determine whether the Commissioner property used his alternative apportionment authority. As stated in Mike's arguments before the court and as reported in one of the articles, "the only issue in the case is whether the revenue commissioner has the authority, through the state's variance statute, to request the clear tax policy choices of the General Assembly in favor of the tax policy of his own choosing, based on this judgment that the default statute is unfair or unwisely adopted."

The two articles, listed below, are available on the Tax Analysts website (subscription required).

  • "Tennessee High Court Hears Arguments in Vodafone Alternative Apportionment Case" (June 3, 2015)
  • "News Analysis: Tennessee Supreme Court Hammers Parties in Vodafone Arguments" (June 4, 2015)

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