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Alere logoBass, Berry & Sims routinely assists our clients in obtaining the Certificates of Need (CON) that are required to initiate healthcare services in Tennessee and other states. Recently, the firm assisted a leading homecare provider – Alere Women's and Children's Health LLC – obtain three CONs to significantly expand its services. Each of these CON applications was unanimously approved by Tennessee regulators. The expansion of Alere's services into all 95 Tennessee counties will greatly improve access to critical maternal and fetal medicine services in the state.

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Alere CON Approved for Middle Tennessee Region

Alere CON Approved for East Tennessee Region

Alere CON Approved for West Tennessee Region

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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 M. Sloane


(615) 742-7763 TEL
(615) 742-2811 FAX
  • Danielle M. Sloane


    (615) 742-7763 TEL
    (615) 742-2811 FAX
  • Danielle Sloane helps national life science and healthcare clients navigate the complex maze of federal and state healthcare laws and regulations. With an analytical eye, Danielle helps her clients mitigate legal risk and achieve regulatory compliance consistent with their business goals. Working with clients ranging from hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to medical device companies and laboratories, Danielle's practice involves:

    • Compliance, Regulatory and Operational Matters – Analysis and counseling on the various federal and state regulatory requirements and operational impacts in connection with day-to day operations of health care providers and supplies; guidance on general operational and compliance inquiries, including fraud and abuse, self-disclosure, licensure, Medicare/Medicaid certification, and other regulatory matters; Medicare contractor audits and appeals.
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures – Assisting with the buying and selling of hospitals, surgery centers, labs and other types of providers; advises on the structuring of syndications, joint ventures, physician integration models and strategic investment opportunities; conducts due diligence and analysis of healthcare joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, including assisting.
    • Government Investigations – Advises upon internal investigations and responding to governmental inquiries conducted by the Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Justice, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid and state regulatory agencies regarding potential regulatory, compliance and clinical issues.

    Danielle advises clients on growth strategies by determining how they can best innovate, evolve and improve patient care within the confines of current healthcare regulatory laws. In addition, she works closely with corporate attorneys related to negotiating sales transaction documents or diligence on a prospective healthcare entity. She also provides valuable healthcare regulatory analysis as a team member of the firm's healthcare investigations group.


    American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — Health Care Reform Educational Group, Vice Chair

    American Bar Association

    Leadership Healthcare

    Nashville Young Leaders Council — Alumnus


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