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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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Physician Relationships With Third Parties: Conducting and Responding to Audits


January 8, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle will co-present a live webinar on "Physician Relationships With Third Parties: Conducting and Responding to Audits."

Anna and Alice Keith Moore, Assistant General Counsel at Novant Health, will provide guidance to healthcare counsel on the regulatory requirements for physician relationships with third parties under the Stark law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act and Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act. The panel will discuss best practices for conducting an effective internal audit of physician relationships and responding to the audit results, as well as offer guidance to minimize liability for noncompliant physician relationships.

They will also review these and other key issues:

  • The audit process for review of physician relationships
  • Issues to consider when responding to audit results
  • Guidance for minimizing liability for noncompliant physician relationships

Strafford will host the webinar on January 8 at 1 p.m. EST.  For more information and registration, click here.

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