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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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Richard Arnholt Discusses EPA Contract Freeze

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February 9, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Richard Arnholt discussed the impact of the Trump Administration's short-lived freeze on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) contracts and grants. The freeze took effect January 23, and was lifted on February 3 after the review had been completed. While this temporary and short-lived freeze had little or no impact on contractors, contractors should stay in close communication with their contracting officers as there will likely be shifts in spending priorities over the coming months. As Richard pointed out in the article, "[t]he fact is, government spending is political. Government grant awards and contract awards reflect policy decisions by an administration — they're one of the mechanisms by which the government affects its policy."

The full article, "EPA Contract Freeze May Pave Way For Similar Reviews," was published by Law360 on February 8, 2017, and is available online.


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