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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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Todd Overman Authors Article on Keys to a Successful Novation Process

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October 16, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Todd Overman authored an article for Contract Management magazine that outlines the necessary steps to implementing a successful "novation" when transferring a federal government contract from one entity to another. The article, "Preparation is Key to a Successful Novation," appeared in the November 2014 issue of the magazine. In the article, Todd outlines the common problems in the novation process:

  • Not communicating with the government early on
  • Lack of understanding of when a novation is required
  • Lack of substantive response in the novation package
  • Not having the right resources available
  • Not confirming the novation agreement has the appropriate date and contract modifications issued

Todd provides helpful tips in overcoming these potential problems to help expedite and streamline what can be very confusing process.

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