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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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Matt Curley and Brian Roark Provide Insight on Hospital Fraud & Abuse Enforcement for Becker's Hospital Review


August 12, 2013

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Matt Curley and Brian Roark provided an overview of trends related to hospital fraud and abuse enforcement in a recent article published by Becker's Hospital Review. The article, titled "7 Notable Developments in Hospital Fraud & Abuse Enforcement," discusses the following trends in hospital enforcement:

  1. The government's increased willingness to bring claims alleging unnecessary care; 
  2. The government's scrutiny of the medical need for and hospitals' billing of certain medical procedures; 
  3. Increased awards for whistleblowers reporting Medicare fraud; 
  4. The increased need for hospital peer-reviews in addition to internal reviews; 
  5. The increased number of Stark and AKS cases centered around physician employment arrangements; 
  6. The applicability of Stark to Medicaid claims; and 
  7. The increased focus on holding individuals and entities criminally liable for healthcare fraud.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.

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