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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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Alison Grippo Comments on TennCare Audit Requests for Doctor Paybacks

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July 13, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Alison Grippo provided insight for an article outlining the payback requirement Tennessee's Medicaid agency, TennCare, is requiring of doctors who provided primary care services to underserved patients in 2013 and 2014. TennCare and Medicaid allege that 118 Tennessee doctors did not adhere to the requirements set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for doctors to qualify for enhanced Medicaid payments. Tennessee is one of the first states to perform the federally mandated audit of primary care providers and the results could indicate how other states may enforce the regulations. Of the doctors being asked to reimburse TennCare, "about 31 have filed independent appeals," said Alison. 

The full article, "Medicaid Boom Turns to Bust for Tennessee Docs," was published by MedPageToday on July 13, 2016, and is available online.


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