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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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Paul G. Jennings


(615) 742-6267 TEL
(615) 742-2767 FAX

Paul G. Jennings


(615) 742-6267 TEL
(615) 742-2767 FAX
(615) 742-6267 TEL
(615) 742-2767 FAX

Whether representing creditors, debtors, committees or trustees, Paul Jennings applies more than 20 years of experience to finding creative solutions for clients faced with a financially troubled company. He has been involved in several of the largest Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in the state of Tennessee, in addition to representing clients in insolvency-related litigation matters including preference, fraudulent conveyance and proofs of claim issues. He often provides counsel to clients on board-related insolvency fiduciary duty issues. Paul also represents court-appointed receivers and trustees, including a recent success representing the liquidating trustee in a high-profile bankruptcy and achieved multi-million dollar D&O settlement on a contingency basis.

Paul's practice involves:

  • Debtor Representation – Representing corporate debtors in bankruptcy and other insolvency proceedings, including with regard to reorganizations and liquidations.
  • Creditor Representation – Representing a variety of creditors including institutional secured creditors, unsecured vendors, and other parties involved in bankruptcy or other insolvency proceedings.
  • Receivers, Examiners and Trustees – Representing estate fiduciaries in reorganizations, liquidations and with regard to related litigation including avoidance litigation, and other estate recoveries.

Paul was a participant in the inaugural class of the American Bankruptcy Institute's bankruptcy mediation training program at St. John's University's Carey Center for Dispute Resolution which focused mediation training on the unique circumstances presented in insolvency and bankruptcy situations, including preference and fraudulent conveyance claims and litigation, confirmation and valuation disputes and claims litigation.


Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Section of Commercial, Bankruptcy and Banking Law, Past President

Southeastern American Bankruptcy Institute — Steering Committee


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Chambers USA — Litigation: Bankruptcy (2005-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Bankruptcy Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2017, 2014); Nashville Litigation: Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year" (2015)

Best Lawyers in America® — Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation: Bankruptcy (2003-2018)

Lawdragon "New Stars"

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

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2017)

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

Tennessee Law Review — Student Materials Editor (1988-1990)


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