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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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Todd J. Rolapp

Managing Partner

(615) 742-6288 TEL
(615) 742-2788 FAX

Todd J. Rolapp

Managing Partner

(615) 742-6288 TEL
(615) 742-2788 FAX
(615) 742-6288 TEL
(615) 742-2788 FAX

Todd Rolapp is Managing Partner of Bass, Berry & Sims and chairs the firm's Executive Committee. He leads the strategic priorities of the firm, including performance, growth, client service, diversity and pro bono initiatives.

Todd represents Bass, Berry & Sims in the Hackathon Alliance, a group of law firms committed to piloting innovative programs to help close the gender gap in law firms. He also is a board member of the National Organization for Workforce Diversity and You Have the Power, a not-for-profit that serves to educate and empower those impacted by violent crime. Todd sits on the board of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce's International Business Council, and is a former Chair of the Nashville Chamber's Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee. In June 2016, he was named a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 2016-2017.

Prior to his election as Managing Partner in 2013, Todd served as Chair of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and the Executive Compensation Practice Group where he advised public companies on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance and SEC reporting. He was a former member of the Advisory Board of He continues to represent a small number of international corporate clients in U.S. merger and acquisition transactions.


Nashville Chamber of Commerce International Business Council — Board Member

Nashville Chamber of Commerce Partnership 2020 — Economic Development Committee (former Chair)

Leadership Nashville Class of 2016-2017

National Organization for Workforce Diversity — Board Member

You Have the Power — Board Member

American Health Lawyers (AHLA) — Advisory Board (former member)


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Chambers USA — Corporate/M&A, Eminent Practitioner (2014-2017); Corporate/M&A (2005-2013)

Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2016); Nashville Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2014); Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (2006-2018)

Nashville Post "In Charge" — Legal Sector (2013-2017)

Nashville Business Journal "Most Admired CEO" (2017)

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

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

James A. Bidlake Award for Legal Writing and Research


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