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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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Minimizing Legal and Compliance Risks in Lab and Pathology Arrangements


October 14, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane will speak at Lab Institute 2015 conference on October 14, 2015. The presentation, called "Minimizing Legal and Compliance Risks in Lab and Pathology Arrangements," will examine key compliance hot spots and review how to minimize risk. 

The session will help participants:
  • Understand what is permissible remuneration to physicians and what is allowed when marketing to referral sources
  • Discuss issues related to licensing of technology and intellectual property, especially as they pertain to laboratory-developed tests
  • Gain insight into risks associated with client billing arrangements and structuring of pod labs
  • Assess compliance challenges associated with being an out-of-network provider

The session will be held October 14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C.

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