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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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J. Andrew Goddard


(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX

J. Andrew Goddard


(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX
(615) 742-6224 TEL
(615) 742-2724 FAX

Drew Goddard is practice leader of the firm's Environmental Practice Group. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering in 1975, Tau Beta Pi, and from Duke University School of Law in 1978, Order of the Coif. He joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1978 and has practiced environmental law for more than 20 years. Drew is a former chair of the Environmental Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. He has served on external steering committees of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, is the former editor of the Tennessee Environmental Law Letter, and taught an environmental law course at Vanderbilt University School of Law for 13 years. He has served for several years on the various environmental committees and subcommittees of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has lectured extensively on environmental law issues. In 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen appointed him as the chair of the Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund board. Drew has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 1991 and in Chambers USA since 2010. 


Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Environmental Law Section, Chair (1996-1997)

American Bar Association

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands — 2nd Vice President (2016-2018)

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry — Board Member (2017)

Environmental Law Institute


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Chambers USA — Environment (2010-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Energy Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013); Nashville Administrative / Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012); Nashville Environmental "Lawyer of the Year" (2011)

Best Lawyers in America® — Administrative/Regulatory Law; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation: Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Water Law (1991-2018)

International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006, 2009-2017)

Nashville Post "Nashville's 101 Top Lawyers" (2011)

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

American College of Environmental Lawyers — Fellow

Tennessee Environmental Law Letter — Editor and Author (1989-present)

Vanderbilt University — Adjunct Faculty (1989-2002)

Tau Beta Pi

Duke Law Journal — Editorial Board (1977-1978)


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