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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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Claire Miley Authors an Article for AHLA Members about Hospital-Acquired Conditions


November 6, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Claire Miley authored an article, "The Triple Whammy of HACs," which was published in the Fall 2014 "RAP Sheet," a newsletter of the Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment (RAP) Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Claire currently serves as editor of the newsletter and as Vice Chair of Publications of the RAP Practice Group. Claire's article focuses on the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, which is the latest rollout of several significant "pay-for-performance initiatives" mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As Claire's article shows, poor performance under the HAC Reduction Program arguably has more of a domino effect than poor performance under other ACA initiatives. In fact, HACs represent a potential "triple whammy" to hospitals that do not devote sufficient focus to these particular conditions or to the importance of decreasing their rate of occurrence.

The full article is available to AHLA members at the AHLA website (login required).

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