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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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Todd Overman Comments on Government Contractor Spinoffs

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December 28, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Todd Overman was quoted in the Washington Business Journal on the risks for government services companies acquiring businesses that are being spun off from larger companies. The U.S Government Accountability Office is reviewing contract awards to spinoffs that leverage the capabilities of their former parent companies in order to win contracts, exposing spun off companies to increased risk of bid protests from competitors. As Todd points out in the article, "If an offeror is pointing at things its parent has in order to meet aspects of a contract and those go away, that's where protestors are saying, 'Hey look, they're not responsible, they don't have what it is they told you they were going to have." Todd further suggests that recent cases could fuel even more protests in 2016 as larger companies increasingly look to spinoff subsidiaries or divisions with bids that might rely on capabilities of the parent organizations.

The full article, "Buyer Beware: Government Services Spinoffs Present Protest Risk to Buyers," was published in the Washington Business Journal on December 28, 2015 and is available online or PDF download.


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