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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Danielle Sloane Quoted in BNA Health Care Daily Article about Open Payments Program

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August 6, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane provided insight for Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report article "Provider Confidence in Open Payments Program Accuracy Is Flagging, AMA Says." The article addresses progress toward the September 30 deadline for the public release of Sunshine Act information.

Danielle is quoted saying, "The Open Payments system has already had an impact in curbing potential abuses knowing that the information will become public and, of course, has had a financial impact on the medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers who have had to implement infrastructure to track and gather the data that CMS has requested.

However, "To the extent that there are glitches that impact timing, the effect is simply a delay in the public learning of potential conflicts," while a "more significant impact would be system glitches that impacted accuracy, which could impact the reputations of physicians, teaching hospitals and drug and device manufacturers."

BNA subscribers can view the article by clicking here.

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