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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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David W. Smith

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Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX

David W. Smith

Counsel

Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7755 TEL
(615) 742-0444 FAX

As counsel to several of the nation's leading healthcare companies, David Smith's primary focus is commercial leasing in the healthcare industry.

With a deep understanding of the unique regulatory overlay involved in healthcare real estate transactions, David helps clients find solutions that are both economically advantageous and regulatory compliant.

As counsel to several of the nation's leading healthcare companies, David Smith's primary focus is commercial leasing in the healthcare industry.

With a deep understanding of the unique regulatory overlay involved in healthcare real estate transactions, David helps clients find solutions that are both economically advantageous and regulatory compliant. His practice includes:

  • Healthcare Real Estate – Representing hospitals, surgery centers, physician groups, individuals and other providers of healthcare services in connection with leasing and other real estate matters throughout the United States.
  • Commercial Real Estate – Representing clients in a variety of industries in the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and ownership of commercial properties including retail, restaurant and office buildings.

In addition to advising clients on the real estate matters, he also works closely with the Corporate & Securities Practice Group on coordination of real estate diligence for large corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, David was a middle school teacher and Teach for America corps member. He has continued to support public education through his involvement with the Teach For America alumni, Nashville local Charter Schools, and the PENCIL Partnership. He is currently involved in the firm's Diversity Committee.

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