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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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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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Attorney Spotlight: Mike Kuffner

February 2, 2017

Mike Kuffner spotlight1. Tell us about your practice.

I represent public and private companies on transactional, corporate governance and securities law matters. I also represent public companies, start-ups and venture capital and private equity firms in connection with corporate finance and capital markets transactions, including registered and unregistered equity and debt offerings. Over the past few years I've also developed a bit of a niche practice representing management teams in the negotiation of their employment and equity packages in connection with buyout transactions.

2. What is an interesting trend happening right now related to your field of practice? 

Deal volume is generally remaining strong despite the uncertainty created by the change in administration. Funds are sitting on a lot of capital, resulting in a competitive marketplace with respect to bidding processes and transaction terms. The general consensus is that the new administration will be more favorable to M&A activity, scaling back regulations and oversight. However, those in the healthcare space are taking calculated risks in deploying capital with respect to attractive transactions while waiting to see what the Trump administration has in store for healthcare reform.

3. Why did you choose to pursue a career in the legal field?

At a basic level, I chose to become a lawyer because I enjoy teamwork and helping people solve their problems. Being a corporate lawyer is very rewarding in that I get to help my clients navigate some of the most important milestones in their careers – whether that be capital raises / changes in ownership, transformative acquisitions or sales of closely held businesses. Being able to provide our clients the comfort that we have the experience to thoughtfully counsel them through those important events is incredibly fulfilling.


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