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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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Success in Dismissal of FCA Claims Against CHS Hospital Receives Coverage by Bloomberg BNA and AHLA

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February 11, 2015

The recent success of Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys in their representation of a CHS hospital in Tucson, Arizona against False Claims Act (FCA) violations has received coverage by the Bloomberg BNA Health Care Fraud Report and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The hospital was alleged to have violated the FCA through fraudulent billing for outpatient therapy services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. On January 23, 2015, the federal district court granted our motion to dismiss the fraudulent billing claims on the grounds that the relator had failed to adequately plead the underlying falsity of claims or that any fraudulent scheme resulted in submission of false claims to federal payors. Our team was Courtney Bumpers, Matt Curley, and Brian Roark.

Articles covering this decision are available in the Bloomberg BNA pdf below and the AHLA website (login required).

Download Document - Hospital Dodges FCA Accusations From Former Therapist on False Time Sheets

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