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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 Comments on Supreme Court's Speedy Trial Ruling

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May 20, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided comment to Law360 for an article outlining the impact of the Betterman v. Montana decision, in which the Supreme Court ruled the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial does not apply to the sentencing phase of criminal proceedings. As Eli points out in the article, 

Betterman represents a welcome resolution of a split among lower courts as to whether the Speedy Trial Clause applies to the timing of sentencings. In answering the question with a resounding 'no,' the court relied on straightforward and uncontroversial (albeit disputable) arguments. Thus, Betterman delivers no big surprise in its result or its reasoning. Perhaps its legacy will be its concurrences, which suggest that future complaints about delays in sentencing be brought as due process claims. This makes sense, as the Due Process Clause has the flexibility, which is simply lacking in the Speedy Trial Clause, to apply to sentencings.

The full article, "Attorneys React To High Court's Speedy Trial Ruling," was published by Law360 on May 19, 2016, and is available online.


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