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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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What Does a Civil and Criminal Healthcare Fraud Investigation Look Like Today?

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October 6, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lisa Rivera will speak at the American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Forum. Lisa will speak on Thursday, October 6 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the topic of, "What Does a Civil and Criminal Healthcare Fraud Investigation Look Like Today?"

Topics will include:

  • The focus and consideration of individual liability in corporate healthcare fraud investigations before and after the Yates Memo
  • Similarities and differences between corporate healthcare investigations and the focus on corporate individual/managers in both the civil and criminal divisions of the US Attorney's Office
  • Considerations for a civil Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) when conducting a corporate/individual healthcare fraud and False Claims Act investigation, and coordination with criminal division AUSAs
  • Considerations for a criminal AUSA when conducting a corporate/individual healthcare fraud criminal investigation, and coordination with the civil division AUSAs
  • Walk through a sample parallel criminal and civil corporate health care investigation, discussing focus and considerations for both the criminal and civil AUSAs, and challenges that target companies and individuals may encounter
  • The impact in resolving criminal and civil matters, including what is expected by corporate "cooperation"

The forum will be held October 5-7, 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information and registration, visit the American Health Lawyers Association website.


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