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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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Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.

Member (retired)

Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX

Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.

Member (retired)

Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-6245 TEL
(615) 742-2745 FAX

Focusing primarily on privately-held companies, Sam Stumpf counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital transactions. He is also experienced in working with: franchisors and franchisees in franchise system formation, franchise agreement negotiations and franchise regulatory matters; investment managers in the formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships; and investment advisors and broker-dealers in a variety of registration and compliance matters.

Focusing primarily on privately-held companies, Sam Stumpf counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital transactions. He is also experienced in working with: franchisors and franchisees in franchise system formation, franchise agreement negotiations and franchise regulatory matters; investment managers in the formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships; and investment advisors and broker-dealers in a variety of registration and compliance matters. Throughout his 30-year practice with the firm, Sam's clients have included companies from the healthcare, media, manufacturing, financial services, retail, hospitality, food service and wine and spirits industries.

Sam represents clients on issues including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Regulatory audits
  • Franchise relationships
  • Investment advisor and broker-dealer registration and compliance issues
  • Formation of hedge funds and other investment partnerships

Drawing upon his deep experience in business law, Sam uses his knowledge to help business executives make advantageous business decisions and avoid unnecessary legal problems.

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Best Lawyers in America® — Nashville Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year" (2015); Nashville Franchise Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2013); Nashville Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)

Best Lawyers in America® — Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Franchise Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation (1995-2018)

Vanderbilt University — Lecturer in Law (1989)

Washington & Lee University — Assistant Professor of Law (1980-1983)

Patrick Wilson Scholar in Law

Archie B. Martin Memorial Medal — Recipient

Vanderbilt Law Review — Executive Articles Editor (1977-1978)

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