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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 Trade Blog: How Will Proposed Changes to SBIR Rules Impact Valuation of SBIR Contractors?

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May 19, 2016

The SBA is proposing to change the SBIR and STTR Policy Directives in a series of clarifying amendments that provide a new layer of certainty regarding the future of SBIR contractors' data rights and potential Phase III awards.

SBIR contractors are currently entitled to an "SBIR/STTR protection period" of four years (five years for DoD SBIR contracts) from the last deliverable during which the awardee retains the rights in data. This protection period is extended upon each subsequent related award, which can leave the contractor and the government (and potential acquiring entities) unsure of the actual length of the protection period. To provide clarity around the time period, SBA is proposing an SBIR/STTR protection period of 12 years without extensions. This is a suggested minimum, and agencies would have the discretion to adopt a longer period. Under a proposed fixed period, the value of a SBIR contractor's data is more readily determined without an ever-changing timeframe of data rights.

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