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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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Mark Manner


(615) 742-6298 TEL
(615) 742-2897 FAX

Mark Manner


(615) 742-6298 TEL
(615) 742-2897 FAX
(615) 742-6298 TEL
(615) 742-2897 FAX

For more than 35 years, Mark Manner has provided counsel to corporate boards, executives and significant shareholders on governance, securities issuances and disclosures, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He applies his years of experience to effectively navigate complex interpersonal relationships in order to resolve issues and enhance shareholder value. He has substantial experience structuring and negotiating complex mergers, acquisitions, private equity and securities transactions, initial and follow-on securities offerings, venture capital financings and leveraged buyouts.

Mark has earned a national reputation in corporate law and has been recognized by clients and peers in Chambers USA as a "'very well respected' attorney ... highlighted for his expert counsel on securities issuances and disclosures, venture capital financings and complex M&A." Chambers USA also recognized Mark for his "great skills and talent" ... citing his frequent advice on "M&A, securities offerings and corporate governance concerns arising from the healthcare industry." (from Chambers USA 2017) Working closely with senior management, boards of directors and shareholders, Mark's practice includes:

  • Leadership on corporate governance issues.
  • Guidance on SEC disclosure requirements and filings.
  • Advice related to capital markets issues.
  • Counsel on SEC regulations and compliance.
  • Representation in mergers, acquisitions and other strategic corporate transactions.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Mark was a founding member and served as the managing shareholder at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C. Previously he worked in Washington, D.C. with the Appellate Section of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.


Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Life Science Tennessee — Founding Member, Board of Directors (former), Of Counsel

Nashville Health Care Council — Board of Directors (former)

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation — Board of Directors (former)

The Land Trust for Tennessee — Chair, Board of Directors

Dyer Observatory of Vanderbilt University — Adviser

Long Mountain Observatory of Montgomery Bell Academy — Adviser

KELT-North – Survey for Transiting Exoplanets — Team Member


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Representative Experience

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Additional Experience

Counselor and Senior Adviser to Control Shareholders, Boards of Directors and Executive Management

Mark has advised significant shareholders, senior executive management and boards of directors of public and private companies on corporate governance, securities and debt issuances, strategic acquisitions, proxy and control contests and high level business strategy and implementation. Companies represented include:

  • Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc.
  • ALS Education, Inc.
  • American Health Companies, Inc.
  • Aegis Health Group, Inc.
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • The Car Park
  • Central Parking Corporation
  • Utah Medical Products, Inc.
  • National Healthcare Corporation (NHC)
  • National Health Investors, Inc. (NHI)
  • Counsel Corporation
  • Pharmerica, Inc.
  • American HomePatient, Inc.
  • Stadtlander Drug Company
  • BioMimetic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Clintrials Research, Inc.
  • International Clinical Laboratories, Inc.
  • Advocat, Inc.
  • Wessex Corporation
  • Celeris Corp.

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Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A, Healthcare (2005-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2011, 2012, 2014)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Healthcare Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law (1995-2018)

Martindale-Hubbell — AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Nashville Post "In Charge" — Legal Sector (2015-2017)

Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2010, 2016-2017)

Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers (2007, 2009)

Nashville Business Journal "Best of the Bar" (2003-2005, 2012)

Nashville Post "101 Best Lawyers" (2011)

Nashville Business Journal "Healthcare 100" (2004-2007)

Memphis State University Law Review — Editor-in-chief


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