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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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William Lay Authors Article on Preferred Stock Redemption Restrictions

Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law


June 22, 2017

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney William Lay authored an article for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law outlining statutory and common law restrictions imposed on preferred stock redemption rights and recent decisions by the Delaware Chancery Court pertaining to restrictions concerning redemption provisions. The article covers the following three topics:

  • Part 1 introduces and describes redemption restrictions imposed by DGCL § 160 and Delaware common law.
  • Part 2 analyzes the methodology used by the Delaware Chancery Court in interpreting and construing redemption restrictions and provisions citing three recent cases.
  • Part 3 offers recommendation that issuers implement to avoid problems associated with redemption restrictions.

The full article, "Preferred Stock Redemptions: Limiting Liability Under DGCL § 160," was published in Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law in the Spring 2017 issue and is available online. Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law is a publication of the University of Tennessee College of Law.

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