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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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Download the Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017, authored by Bass, Berry & Sims

The Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017 details all healthcare-related False Claims Act settlements from last year, organized by particular sectors of the healthcare industry. In addition to reviewing all healthcare fraud-related settlements, the Review includes updates on enforcement-related litigation involving the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and looks at the continued implications from the government's focus on enforcement efforts involving individual actors in connection with civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations.

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AmSurg Corp Merges with Envision Healthcare

Client Type: Public Company

We represented AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG) in its merger with Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. The combination of Envision Healthcare and AMSURG brings together two leading, complementary healthcare companies to form one of the nation's largest provider organizations. The combined organization will have a pro forma market capitalization of approximately $10 billion and enterprise value of approximately $15 billion based on the closing stock prices of Envision and AMSURG on June 14, 2016.

Envision Healthcare Corporation is co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company’s common stock will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow, December 2, 2016, under the ticker symbol EVHC and will become part of the S&P 500 stock index.

The new Envision is the leading provider of physician-led services, ambulatory surgery center management, post-acute care and medical transportation. The company manages a highly differentiated suite of clinical solutions to support health systems, communities and payors, is composed of a significantly diversified business mix of specialties, customers and geographies, and provides a broader continuum of patient care.

Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Additional details about the definitive merger agreement can be found in the official news release posted on Envision's website.

Award iconThis transaction was one of six separate deals involving Bass, Berry & Sims that was recognized as a Finalist for the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in the categories of 

    • M&A Deal of the Year (over $5B)
    • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1B) 
    • Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (over $100MM)

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