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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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Brian Dobbs Examines Top Considerations in Construction Contracts

Construction Executive


February 9, 2018

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Dobbs authored an article for Construction Executive on the importance of thoughtful and thorough contracts on construction projects. The article outlines what owners, developers, designers and contractors should consider in their negotiations and final agreements to avoid disputes later. 

There are a number of factors that can lead to legal disputes regarding a project, but the most common involve issues related to price, time and scope. Although these are the basic elements of every construction contract, many agreements do not address them sufficiently or at all. Another common cause of disputes is project changes. Many of these disputes can be avoided by requiring that all changes be properly documented in writing. 

In the event disputes arise, contracts should include provisions concerning how those disputes will be resolved and, if they cannot be resolved, whether such disputes will be subject to litigation or binding arbitration. "While it is not always possible to avoid disputes, thoughtful contract drafting can reduce the likelihood of disputes, establish party expectations and give the parties more control over disputes when they arise." 

The full article, "Top Considerations for Negotiating Construction Contracts," was published January 30, 2018, by Construction Executive and is available online.

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