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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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Meredith Edwards Collins

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7833 TEL
(615) 742-2385 FAX

Meredith Edwards Collins

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7833 TEL
(615) 742-2385 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7833 TEL
(615) 742-2385 FAX

Healthcare companies, private equity groups and venture funds benefit from Meredith Collins' analysis and advice as they navigate the regulatory risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, investments and divestitures within the healthcare industry. Working with clients ranging from hospitals, to medical device manufacturers and specialty pharmaceutical companies, Meredith finds innovative solutions within the healthcare space.

Meredith's experience involves numerous transactions that require complex analysis and innovative solutions. She is focused on achieving the most favorable outcome while protecting the clients' business interests through compliance with healthcare laws.

Healthcare companies, private equity groups and venture funds benefit from Meredith Collins' analysis and advice as they navigate the regulatory risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, investments and divestitures within the healthcare industry. Working with clients ranging from hospitals, to medical device manufacturers and specialty pharmaceutical companies, Meredith finds innovative solutions within the healthcare space.

Meredith's experience involves numerous transactions that require complex analysis and innovative solutions. She is focused on achieving the most favorable outcome while protecting the clients' business interests through compliance with healthcare laws. Her practice involves:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Advising clients, both provider and supplier side, through a broad range of transaction arrangements including:
    • Mergers, acquisitions, syndications, joint ventures and strategic investment opportunities. 
    • Drafting of purchase agreements and ancillary transaction documents.
    • Analysis of physician relationships and other due diligence matters.
    • Assisting with the coordination of private equity investments, venture capital and growth equity financing and recapitalizations.
  • Contracting, Regulatory & Operational Matters – Providing regulatory analysis and advice on operational impacts including:
    • Facilitation and review of clinical research arrangements.
    • Review and negotiation of agreements between large physician groups and medical device manufacturers.
    • Review and negotiation of agreements related to the shift toward physician/hospital integration.
    • Representation of hospitals and physician practices regarding fraud and abuse, physician self-referral and fee-splitting issues, including structuring physician financial arrangements and compensation methodologies.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Belmont Inn of Court, Founding Member

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Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017)

Mississippi Law Journal – Associate Articles Editor

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