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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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Affordable Care Act Webinar Series: Play or Pay 101


January 17, 2013

On December 28, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations providing much-anticipated guidance with respect to the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that large employers offer health plan coverage to certain employees or pay a penalty. This employer shared responsibility requirement is often referred to as the "play or pay mandate." Join the Employee Benefits attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims as they discuss the play or pay mandate. Topics are scheduled to include:

  • The Big Picture: the Individual Mandate and the Exchanges
  • Which Employers are Subject to the Play or Pay Mandate
  • Identifying Full-Time Equivalent Employees for the 50-Employee Threshold
  • Basic Structure of the Two Penalties
  • New Employee Exchange Notice Requirement
  • Anti-Abuse Rule
  • Transition Relief

To view this webinar, please visit our YouTube page.

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