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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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Craig V. Gabbert, Jr.

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Nashville
(615) 742-6277 TEL
(615) 742-0465 FAX

Craig V. Gabbert, Jr.

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-6277 TEL
(615) 742-0465 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6277 TEL
(615) 742-0465 FAX

For nearly 40 years, Craig Gabbert has guided financially distressed businesses through the bankruptcy and restructuring process. Craig has represented both debtors and creditors in many of the most visible workouts and bankruptcies in Tennessee, negotiating with creditors, finding capital and facilitating settlements. Craig has been recognized in Chambers USA for his work in the bankruptcy field, interviewees say he "is 'extremely well respected' and describe him as 'one of the icons' in the area of bankruptcy litigation." (from Chambers USA 2016)

In addition to his bankruptcy work, Craig represents clients in a wide-range of disputes, including those resulting from breach of contract, non-competes and securities offerings. His ability to negotiate deals led him to become an approved Rule 31 General Civil Mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Craig was a founding member and shareholder at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.

Memberships

Nashville Bar Association — Director (2004-2006)

Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow (1994)

Mid-South Commercial Law Institute — Director (1983-1992), President (1989-1990)

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

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Accolades

Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Rule 31 Mediator

Chambers USA — Litigation: Bankruptcy (2005-2017)

Best Lawyers In America® — Nashville Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)

Best Lawyers in America® — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation: Bankruptcy; Litigation: Construction; Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation: Securities (1989-2018)

Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Nashville Post "In Charge" — Legal Sector (2015-2016)

Benchmark Litigation — Local Litigation Star: Tennessee (2009-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2017)

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers (2007-2010, 2016)

Top 50 Nashville Super Lawyers (2016)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2003-2006, 2011-2012)

Nashville Post "Top 150 Lawyers" (2011)

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