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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Philip F. Berg

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Philip F. Berg

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Phil Berg helps healthcare providers and companies navigate transactions, compliance issues and operational contracts. He has significant experience working with physician practice management companies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, joint ventures, medical practices and other healthcare companies. Phil has represented some of the largest management services organization (MSO) companies in the country, as well as start-ups, on issues including acquisitions, operational issues and complex regulatory analysis.

His practice involves:

  • Practice Management Companies – Providing corporate practice of medicine analysis, and other regulatory and corporate guidance, for practice management companies in multiple industries including dermatology, oncology, behavioral health, hospitalist and dental services.
  • Transactions – Representing companies in acquisitions of physician practices by national management companies, mergers of hospital companies, and joint ventures with physicians and healthcare companies.
  • Complex Regulatory Analysis – Providing analysis of Federal Stark law issues, Federal Anti-Kickback Statute issues, state laws, licensure and other healthcare issues that may impact deals, contracts and compliance.
  • Operational Contracts – Drafting physician employment agreements, laboratory agreements and complex multi-facility service line agreements with national vendors.

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Christian Legal Society (2000-2004)

International Law Society (2000)

Nashville Bar Association — Pro Bono Program (2000)

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Accolades

Vanderbilt Law Review — Associate Editor (2003-2004)

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award — Law & Finance of Mergers & Acquisitions (2003)

Beta Gamma Sigma

Franklin & White Best Brief Award (2001)

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