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Envision to Sell to KKR for $9.9 Billion

We represented Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) in its definitive agreement to sell to KKR in an all-cash transaction for $9.9 billion, including debt. KKR will pay $46 per Envision share in cash to buy the company, marking a 32 percent premium to the company's volume-weighted average share price from November 1, when Envision announced it was considering its options. The transaction is expected to close the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more

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Six Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice spotlight

Dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, urology…the list goes on. Yet, in any physician practice management transaction, there are six key considerations that apply and, if not carefully managed, can derail a transaction. Download the 6 Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice to keep your physician practice management transactions on track.

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David Esquivel Examines Healthcare Providers' Use of Credit Reporting Services

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January 11, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney David Esquivel provided commentary for an article examining healthcare providers' increased usage of credit reporting services. As David points out in the article, "'[h]istorically, provider organizations received reimbursement nearly in full from payers, and had little need to worry about a consumer's ability to pay.'" However, with rising medical costs and varying coverage under medical insurance plans, more patients cannot afford to pay medical bills. The lack of revenue generated from patients' inability to pay has forced providers to turn to credit reporting agencies to help determine ability to pay and to collect outstanding debts. Healthcare providers need to be aware of the legal liability associated with this activity. 

The full article, "Why Healthcare Providers should be Careful with Consumer Credit Checks: Q&A with David Esquivel of Bass, Berry & Sims," was published by Becker's Hospital CFO on January 8, 2016 and is available online.

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