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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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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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J. Paul Singleton


(615) 742-7818 TEL
(615) 742-2941 FAX

J. Paul Singleton


(615) 742-7818 TEL
(615) 742-2941 FAX
(615) 742-7818 TEL
(615) 742-2941 FAX

Paul Singleton represents companies of all sizes in a wide variety of business related matters in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing and general business planning. He has worked with clients across several industries, including real estate, healthcare, automotive, construction and technology / telecommunications. His practice includes; negotiating purchase and sale agreements and related documents; managing and conducting the due diligence process for acquisitions and dispositions; and advising on various general corporate matters including entity formation and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Paul practiced in the Corporate, Business & Tax Group at Manier & Herod in Nashville, Tennessee. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Middle East aboard the USS Constellation prior to beginning his legal career.


American Bar Association – Business Law Section, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity and Venture Capital Subcommittees

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants – Associate Member

Literacy Council of Sumner County – Board of Directors


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Additional Thought Leadership


  • "Yes Virginia, Tax Loopholes Still Exist: An Examination of the Tennessee Community Property Trust Act of 2010," 42 U. Mem. L. Rev. 369 (2011).
  • "Can You Really Have Too Much Of A Good Thing? The Impact of Benevolent Tax Policies on the Cost of Health Care," 8 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 305 (2010).
  • Comment, "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: How The Due Process Clause May Limit Comprehensive Health Care Reform," 77 Tenn. L. Rev. 412 (2010).
  • "Understanding the New Tennessee Small Business Investment Company Credit Act: Stimulating Economic Growth at the Intersection of Free Market Capitalism and Government Intervention," 11 TRANS. TN J. B. LAW 93 (2010) (contributor).


  • "Buy-Sell Agreements," PeachTree Planning Advisor Education Seminar (February 28, 2015).
  • "Choice of Entity Basics," PeachTree Planning Advisor Education Seminar (December 13, 2014).
  • "Considerations in Structuring the Sale of a Business," Business Networks International (October 2, 2014).
  • "An Estate of Confusion: Estate Tax Projections for 2010 and Beyond," presented at the 2010 IFG/John Hancock Third Quarter Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (October 22, 2010).


Tennessee Law Review – Editor

U.S. Marine Corps – Honorable Discharge; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Overseas Deployment Ribbon


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