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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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Brian Roark Provides Insight on GAO Recommendation to Incorporate RACs into MA Program

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May 12, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Roark provided insight for an article outlining the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendation to incorporate recovery audit contractors (RACs) into the Medicare Advantage (MA) program to monitor improper payments to MA organizations. However, as Brian suggests in the article, "'[i]nstead of piling on yet another layer of review for MA plans by subjecting them to RAC audits, it would make more sense for CMS to focus on improving the poorly designed and poorly implemented RADV [risk adjustment data validation] audit process.'"

The full article, "GAO: Better Fraud Detection Needed for Medicare Advantage," was published by Bloomberg BNA on May 11, 2016, and is available online. Brian's comments were included in the blog post, "Are RACs Coming Soon to a Medicare Advantage Plan Near You?" published by Bloomberg BNA on May 16, 2016, which is also available online.

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