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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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GovCon Blog: This Just In: Teaming Agreements are Still Unenforceable in Virginia

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January 20, 2016

In A-T Solutions Inc. (A-T) v. R3 Strategic Support Group Inc. (R3), a Virginia federal judge denied a preliminary injunction to prevent a contractor and former teaming partner from bidding on a bomb-disposal contract.

A-T and R3 entered into a teaming agreement to bid on a $50 million bomb-disposal contract in May 2015. The Government canceled the solicitation in July1. After it was reissued in December 2015, R3 notified A-T it no longer wanted to team for the acquisition. A-T subsequently accused R3 of treating the teaming agreement as void, including the provision to keep A-T's proprietary information confidential. A-T filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, filing a motion for preliminary injunction and specific performance to stop R3 from bidding on the contract and to specifically perform under the teaming agreement.

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1 The teaming agreement contained a termination provision that automatically terminated the agreement upon the government's announcement of the Program's cancellation. Upon the July cancellation, the agency expressly stated that the solicitation would be reissued. An argument could have been made that the Program was not canceled due to the known reissuance and that it was not an effective termination of the teaming agreement. While it likely would not have affected the outcome of this particular case, it would have been an argument to raise by A-T as part of the request for preliminary injunction.


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