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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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E. Bruce Foster, Jr.

Member (retired)

(865) 521-0364 TEL
(865) 521-6234 FAX

E. Bruce Foster, Jr.

Member (retired)

(865) 521-0364 TEL
(865) 521-6234 FAX
(865) 521-0364 TEL
(865) 521-6234 FAX

Bruce Foster has practiced in the Bass, Berry & Sims office in Knoxville since it opened in 1991. His practice concentrates on general business law, litigation matters and mediation. Bruce earned B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Tennessee. He served as president of the Knoxville Bar Association and president of the Young Lawyers Conference of the Tennessee Bar Association and as a member of the Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission. He served in the Tennessee State Constitutional Convention of 1977, and from 1980-81, he served as an appointed Special Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Bruce is a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society, the Lex Mundi College of Mediators and the Hamilton Burnett Inn of the American Inns of Court, which has designated him Master of the Bench. He is a mediator certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court under Rule 31, and certified by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Bruce has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1987.


Knoxville Bar Association — President (1980-1981)

Tennessee Bar Associations

American Judicature Society

American Inns of Court

Mediator Panel, USDC ED, Tennessee

Lex Mundi College of Mediators

Tennessee Bar Foundation — Fellow

Knoxville Bar Foundation — Fellow

Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission — Member (1985-1991)


Best Lawyers in America® — Knoxville Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)

Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Rule 31 Mediator

Tennessee Limited Constitutional Convention — Delegate, 1977

Phi Delta Phi


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