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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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Challenge to Solicitation Terms Leads to Corrective Action

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We represented a South Carolina based small business in two separate GAO protests challenging the terms of two solicitations issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for home oxygen services to be provided for veterans. The solicitations at issue sought to award fixed price contracts, with reductions to the "fixed" price for failure to meet 100% compliance with the acceptable quality level. The protests challenged the selection of this type of contract, arguing that the agency's planned contract type was not an accepted form of contract in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and thus it was improper for the agency to utilize it. Shortly after the protests were filed, the VA elected to take corrective action and amend both solicitations addressing the issues raised in the protest. GAO dismissed the protests as moot, given that the client had achieved the relief sought by the protests.

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