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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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Our healthcare clients have turned to us for representation in more than $16.5 billion in transactions over the past five years. Our familiarity with the trends and the participants in this industry allows us to understand the lending market and to provide a sophisticated, practical and cost-conscious approach to healthcare finance transactions. We know that these transactions require a greater level of experiences and industry-specific knowledge than simple extensions of credit to unregulated borrowers.

Having represented both borrowers and lenders in taxable and tax-exempt healthcare financing transactions, we understand both sides of the table and are able to focus on the unique aspects each deal. Coupling our finance experience with our firm's nationally-recognized healthcare practice, we provide an interdisciplinary and coordinated approach to matters involving healthcare finance. 

Across the nation, we represent owners and operators of hospitals, senior living facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and a wide range of other healthcare service providers — public, private and nonprofit — in connection with their credit facilities, acquisition financing, project financing, construction financing, bond issues and other financing needs.

Our healthcare clients have turned to us for representation in more than $16.5 billion in transactions over the past five years. Our familiarity with the trends and the participants in this industry allows us to understand the lending market and to provide a sophisticated, practical and cost-conscious approach to healthcare finance transactions. We know that these transactions require a greater level of experiences and industry-specific knowledge than simple extensions of credit to unregulated borrowers.

Having represented both borrowers and lenders in taxable and tax-exempt healthcare financing transactions, we understand both sides of the table and are able to focus on the unique aspects each deal. Coupling our finance experience with our firm's nationally-recognized healthcare practice, we provide an interdisciplinary and coordinated approach to matters involving healthcare finance. 

Across the nation, we represent owners and operators of hospitals, senior living facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and a wide range of other healthcare service providers — public, private and nonprofit — in connection with their credit facilities, acquisition financing, project financing, construction financing, bond issues and other financing needs. 

We have particular experience dealing with loans involving specialty lenders such as healthcare REITs and other lenders who only finance healthcare companies, as well as senior housing financing from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for our senior living clients.

We also routinely advise on joint ventures, bankruptcy-remote special purpose entities and other borrower structures that bring additional layers of complexity to financing transactions. 

We represent borrowers and lenders nationwide in a variety of healthcare loans and other financing transactions, including: 

  • Asset-based loans
  • Asset securitizations
  • Letters of credit
  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Tax exempt financing
  • Equipment financing
  • Equipment leasing
  • Real estate and construction loans
  • Project financings and sale-leaseback transactions

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Our healthcare attorneys encompass the multitude of legal specialties necessary to service one of the largest, most highly regulated industries in the United States. We bring our multidisciplinary, team approach to our representation of the following sectors and facilities:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Behavioral health
  • Cancer therapy
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Health plans, managed care companies and benefit management companies 
  • Healthcare information technology
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Life sciences
  • Managed care
  • Medical device
  • Nonprofit providers
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmacies
  • Physician practices, outsourced physician services and management companies
  • Private equity
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Revenue cycle management
  • Senior housing and long-term care
  • Specialty pharmacy and pharmaceuticals
  • Telemedicine
  • Urgent and retail care clinics
  • Wellness and disease management

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