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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 Comments on CMS Monitoring of Hospital-Owned Facilities

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June 24, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane provided comments for an article published by Bloomberg BNA outlining the OIG's report finding that CMS does not know how many hospitals own additional provider-based facilities which, if not in compliance with provider-based rules, could be leading to inappropriate billing. Given the continued focus on provider-based facilities, Danielle suggests that "hospitals should verify their compliance with the provider-based rules and consider submitting voluntary attestations for all of their provider-based facilities, which can limit historic liability if the facilities are later found not to qualify as provider-based."

The full article, "Government Oversight of Hospital-Owned Facilities Falling Short," was published by Bloomberg BNA on June 17, 2016.


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