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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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M&A Report Released: Healthcare and Life Sciences Trends, Predictions

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June 30, 2014

Hospitals and healthcare providers, as well as healthcare IT companies, are the subsectors most likely to see increased consolidation over the next twelve months, according to a report released today by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

Published in association with Mergermarket, the "Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A Outlook" cites capital needs and economies of scale as the two major drivers for consolidation among hospitals and providers.

Highlights include:
86 percent of respondents expect M&A activity to increase in healthcare and life sciences driven by these factors:

  • Increased demand for facility and equipment improvement – 46 percent
  • Need for IT support/capabilities – 42 percent
  • Rising compliance costs – 42 percent

72 percent of corporate respondents bought representations and warranties insurance in 2013. In 2014, nearly 90 percent of all respondents will purchase representations and warranties insurance.

The "Healthcare & Life Sciences M&A Outlook" is based on interviews with healthcare and life sciences professionals.

View the full report here.


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