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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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Alere CON Approved for West Tennessee Region

Client Type: Public Company

We served as lead counsel to Alere Women's and Children's Health LLC in its efforts to obtain a Certificate of Need (CON) to expand its existing homecare operations from 7 to 23 counties in and around metropolitan Memphis, Tennessee. The project received wide support – including support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and the other leading TennCare MCOs– and was unanimously approved by state regulators. The expansion of Alere's services into more rural areas in West Tennessee is expected to reduce the need for costly pregnancy-related visits to the emergency room, preterm maternal hospitalizations and newborn admissions at neonatal intensive care units in the region. 

Alere specializes in homecare services for high-risk obstetrical patients who are suffering from serious pregnancy-related conditions, including premature labor, gestational diabetes and hypertension.

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