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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 Private Equity Compliance Checklist

The complex and ever-changing healthcare regulatory and enforcement environment, including increased focus on the role of private equity firms in their portfolio companies, make compliance a top priority for private equity firms investing in healthcare companies. The best way to limit your exposure as a private equity firm is to avoid a compliance misstep in the first place. Additionally, an effective and robust compliance program for your portfolio healthcare company makes it much more attractive to potential buyers and helps you avoid an unexpected and costly investigation or valuation hit down the road. Download the Healthcare Private Equity Compliance Checklist to assess whether your portfolio company's compliance program is up-to-date.

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Attorneys Author Article on Tennessee's Business Gross-Receipts Tax

Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives


December 2, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Michael Sontag, Stephen Jasper and Robert Guth authored an article for the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives about Tennessee's increased enforcement of the "business tax," requiring "the vast majority of businesses selling goods or services to Tennessee customers" to pay the tax. As the authors point out in the article, until this recent enforcement and despite being in existence for more than 45 years, most businesses in Tennessee were unaware of the state's business tax. 

The article answers several key questions about this tax, including:

  • What is the business tax?
  • What businesses are subject to the business tax?
  • What's the tax rate?
  • What sales are included in the tax base?

The full article, "Wait, Tennessee Has a Gross-Receipts Tax?" was published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives and is available in the PDF below.

Download Document - Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives (January 2017)

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