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In June 2017, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNFP) closed a $1.9 billion merger with BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCN) pursuant to which BNC merged with and into Pinnacle. With the completion of the transaction, Pinnacle becomes a Top 50 U.S. Bank. The merger will create a four state footprint concentrated in 12 of the largest urban markets in the Southeast. 

Bass, Berry & Sims has served Pinnacle as primary corporate and securities counsel for more than 15 years and served as counsel on the transaction. Our attorneys were involved in all aspects related to the agreement, including tax, employee benefits and litigation. 

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Regulation A+

It seems that lately there has been a noticeable uptick in Regulation A+ activity, including several recent Reg A+ securities offerings where the stock now successfully trades on national exchanges. In light of this activity, we have published a set of FAQs about Regulation A+ securities offerings to help companies better understand this "mini-IPO" offering process, as well as pros and cons compared to a traditional underwritten IPO.

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Aggressive False Claims Actions, Medical Necessity Determinations and Individual Liability Charges

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July 31, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims healthcare fraud attorney, Anna Grizzle, will participate on the panel discussion, "Aggressive False Claims Actions, Medical Necessity Determinations and Individual Liability Charges" at the American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on Healthcare Provider Disputes and Litigation on Tuesday, July 31. Assistant United States Attorney, Jeffrey W. Dickstein, will also participate in this panel discussion.

The topic of discussion will cover:

  • Minimizing your exposure to False Claims Act violations under Health Care Reform's expanded statute
  • Examining the key considerations, strategies and timing involved in the motion practice and procedural issues when it becomes necessary to litigate a FCA case
  • Ensuring diagnosis codes are properly submitted so that the provider is reimbursed for services offered
  • Reporting overpayments to the government within a defined period of time to avoid increased monetary penalties
  • Top 5 things to do now to diminish your risk of a government investigation
  • Developing a risk adjustment model that withstands government scrutiny billing, medical necessity, and other fraud.
  • Determining if a procedure was medically necessary and who authorized its performance
  • Mitigating the risks of billing for services not provided, billing for a level of service not provided, or miscoding a claim to obtain reimbursement
  • Conducting due diligence assessments to safeguard the provider against anti-kickback and Stark Law violations Individual Accountability
  • Working through available defenses to a Park charge
  • Insulating yourself from liability in the government's pursuit of individual providers for health care fraud
  • Preparing for the government’s increased focus on provider activity
  • Ensuring that service was provided within Medicare guidelines
  • Learning how to cope with corporate life under the government's microscope
  • Representing yourself accurately and producing documents to avoid false claims or obstruction of justice allegations
Download Document - ACI Healthcare Provider Disputes and Litigation Conference Brochure

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