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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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Leigh Walton Named to Nashville Entrepreneur Center Board

January 15, 2010

Leigh Walton, attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims and co-chair of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group, has been named to the board of directors of the recently formed Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC).

The board of directors is comprised of entrepreneurs from a variety of industry sectors, including healthcare, information technology, digital media, logistics and manufacturing. The board also includes representatives from area universities, government, entrepreneurship organizations, service providers and funding organizations.

"The diversity of this board will help ensure the NEC's success," said Tod Fetherling, president of the Nashville Technology Council. "It speaks volumes that there is a communitywide effort to support this endeavor."

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center was formed by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Technology Council to connect early-stage entrepreneurs with the people, businesses and resources they need to succeed, and celebrate deals and entrepreneurial progress in Middle Tennessee.

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