Health Law Section

This section works to further the knowledge of its members in federal, state and local health care law. The section also sponsors the nationally known annual Health Law Forum, as well as the primer course for attorneys new to the health law practice.

Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)756-6600
Immediate Past Chair
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell...
PO Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38302
(731)423-2414
Vice-Chair
Community Health Systems
4000 Meridian Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
(615)465-7115

Bass Berry Opens Pharma Practice

The Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims has opened a specialty pharmacy, pharma services and distribution practice. Michael R. Hess, the former chief counsel and vice president of strategic development at Accredo Health Group, will chair the endeavor. The Memphis Daily News reports that Hess will focus on pharmaceutical trade and distribution, strategic business advice, and transactional and regulatory guidance. The group also will include attorney Shannon L. Wiley.

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Federal Hearing Looms for TennCare Lawsuit

While a group of civil rights attorneys demands that TennCare officials turn over a series of documents related to delays to its enrollment process, TennCare attorneys yesterday called the motion an “11th-hour” attempt to gather information as a federal hearing looms, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (subscription required). During an Aug. 29 emergency hearing in Nashville, U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell will determine whether the lawsuit against the Medicaid agency will take on class-action status, and whether the 11 plaintiffs, and potentially hundreds of other Tennesseans, will get access to coverage while the lawsuit is argued — a process that could take months, the newspaper states.

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