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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 Supreme Court's Bribery Decision


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June 28, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Eli Richardson provided comments for a Law360 article that published attorneys' reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges. With its decision, the Supreme Court rejected the government's broad definition of an "official act" for purposes of the federal bribery statute. Eli provided the following insights:

McDonell's effect upon the federal bribery statute, Section 201, is clear: McDonnell curtailed the statute's scope by narrowing the definition of 'official acts.' However, McDonnell has not necessarily narrowed the scope of the statutes under which Gov. McDonnell actually was charged. He was charged not with federal bribery, but rather with Hobbs Acts violations and honest-services fraud. In McDonnell, the government agreed to define those two crimes in terms of Section 201(a)(3)'s definition of 'official acts.' Since that backfired, going forward the government likely will eschew any such agreement and instead exercise its prerogative to prosecute those crimes without any reference to Section 201's now-narrow definition of 'official acts.'

The full article, "Attorneys React To High Court's Political Bribery Ruling," was published by Law360 on June 27, 2016, and is available online.

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