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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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Shu Chen, Ph.D.

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Shu Chen, Ph.D.

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Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2973 TEL
(202) 403-3658 FAX
Washington, D.C.
(202) 827-2973 TEL
(202) 403-3658 FAX

Dr. Shu Chen provides strategic patent counseling services to clients ranging from individual inventors, start-ups, research institutes, to Fortune 500 companies. She manages portfolios of patents and patent applications, helps clients develop strategies for building patent portfolios, helps clients identify patentable inventions, and prepares and prosecutes patent applications, both in the United States and internationally. Shu has helped clients navigate the changes enacted in the America Invents Act (AIA). Her current practice covers a wide range of computer-related technologies. Shu has substantial patent experience in distributed system architectures, Internet and client-server systems, search engines, cloud architectures and applications, anti-virus and data encryption techniques, telecommunications, medical devices, automobiles and mechanical devices.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Shu was a patent agent at a prestigious international IP boutique firm and a general practice law firm in downtown D.C. Before working in the legal industry, Shu served as a research assistant at Tufts University's Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves Laboratory, working on free-space broad band dielectric measurement of solid materials.

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