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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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Eli Richardson Provides Insight on TARP Fraud Verdict

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April 29, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided insight for a Law360 article outlining a case in which leaders of former NOVA Bank were accused of fraudulently trying to obtain funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Although the scheme to obtain the funds was ultimately unsuccessful, the federal government was able to convict the defendants on multiple counts. As Eli pointed out in the article, the federal government can effectively prosecute such schemes even if TARP funds are never obtained by the defendants, and "'[t]he federal sentencing guidelines may also be the same whether TARP funds were provided or not.'"

The full article, "NOVA Bank Leaders May Have Path To Nix TARP Fraud Verdict," was published by Law360 on April 28, 2016, and is available online.


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