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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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GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th. As most organizations are aware, the GDPR applies not only to EU businesses but also many companies in the U.S. While the deadline is quickly approaching, most organizations are still grappling with the implications of the regulation on their business. Even if your readiness efforts are behind the curve, the GDPR Top 5 Actions You Should Take NOW will help you begin your efforts towards compliance and help mitigate your organization's risk in the short-term.

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Government Contractor Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Government Contracts Transactions Practice Group provides clients with advice across the entire range of the firm's practice areas in guiding government contractors through complex corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations, reorganizations, joint ventures and other.

We seamlessly blend government contracts knowledge with practical business sense to help get the deal done. Our team is intimately familiar with the full spectrum of government contractor transactional issues, ranging from novation and name change requirements; small business size and affiliation standards; foreign ownership control or influence (FOCI); performance issues; pending claims, investigations, audits and disclosures; cost accounting implications; intellectual property and technical data rights and ownership; organizational conflicts of interest; facility and personnel security clearances; export controls; and ethics and compliance concerns.

Our specific capabilities include:

  • Industry-Specific Due Diligence — Identifying and analyzing risks associated with specific government contract types, compliance obligations and other matters that could impact the proposed transaction (including pre-sale, self-due diligence).
  • Structuring Transactions — Analyzing regulatory, accounting and tax implications of alternative transaction structures (e.g., stock, asset, merger, conversion, etc.), as well as addressing issues related to the disposition of business lines, divisions and subsidiaries.
  • Negotiating Transaction Documents — Negotiating provisions unique to government contractor acquisitions, indemnification obligations and drafting deal-specific ancillary agreements (e.g., novation package, subcontract pending novation, etc.).
  • Coordination with Regulatory Agencies — Assisting in drafting required notices and filings with the Defense Security Service (DSS), Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).
  • Post-Closing Integration — Working with clients on post-closing obligations and rights, including required contract and small business re-representation notices, as well as remediating identified risks discovered as part of due diligence.

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