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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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Certificate of Need & CON Hearings

Using a multi-disciplinary approach that draws upon the firm's proven experience in resolving litigation, regulatory and transactional matters, our attorneys routinely assist healthcare industry clients in successfully navigating the full range of complex issues associated with the Certificate of Need (CON) program in Tennessee. Our services include:

  • Advisory opinions regarding the need for a CON in connection with a proposed project.
  • Preparation of CON applications and related support materials.
  • Representation during the CON application review process and before the CON agency.
  • Post-hearing representation, including administrative appeals and judicial reviews.
  • CON revocation matters.
  • Additional healthcare licensure matters.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach that draws upon the firm's proven experience in resolving litigation, regulatory and transactional matters, our attorneys routinely assist healthcare industry clients in successfully navigating the full range of complex issues associated with the Certificate of Need (CON) program in Tennessee. Our services include:

  • Advisory opinions regarding the need for a CON in connection with a proposed project.
  • Preparation of CON applications and related support materials.
  • Representation during the CON application review process and before the CON agency.
  • Post-hearing representation, including administrative appeals and judicial reviews.
  • CON revocation matters.
  • Additional healthcare licensure matters.

Our clients include ambulatory surgery centers, nonprofit hospitals, for-profit hospital systems, home health and hospice organizations, imaging centers, long-term care providers, outpatient diagnostic centers, physician practice groups, rehabilitation centers and others. In recent years, we have assisted clients in obtaining CONs and other regulatory approvals for a series of projects valued at nearly $1 billion, including projects for the establishment or expansion of:

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Behavioral health facilities
  • Hospital-based operating rooms
  • Intensive care unit services
  • Methadone treatment facilities
  • Outpatient diagnostic centers, including MRI and PET/CT services
  • Proton beam therapy facilities,
  • Radiation therapy services, including linear accelerator facilities, and
  • Replacement inpatient facilities.

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