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

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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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