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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Lucas Ross Smith

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Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX

Lucas Ross Smith

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6526 TEL
(615) 742-2786 FAX

Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke's knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.

Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke's knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.

Luke also has defended public and private companies involved in antitrust class action lawsuits, ranging from allegations of price fixing to fraud. Working with businesses that face a wide variety of antitrust compliance challenges, Luke's practice involves:

  • Analysis of prospective mergers and acquisitions.
  • Pre-merger antitrust clearance and investigations under the HSR Act before the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.
  • Guidance on issues related to interlocking directorates.

Luke's commercial litigation experience includes defending clients accused of False Claims Act violations and breach of contract. He also has experience leading major electronic discovery projects in complex litigation.

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