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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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Brant Phillips Provides Insight on Tennessee's CON Process

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July 8, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brant Phillips provided insight on Tennessee's certificate of need (CON) program, which is the regulatory process the state's healthcare providers must satisfy prior to initiating new services or making major capital expenditures on facilities or equipment. In the article, Brant explains that Tennessee is seeing a steady volume of CON project activity that stems, in part, from "'renewed confidence in the economy [that gives] healthcare providers more confidence in making large capital expenditures in their facilities.'" The trend toward a consumer-driven healthcare marketplace is having an effect as well, as Brant points out, with "'some of these projects . . . organized around making sure a provider is viewed as something consumers would want to choose.'"

The full article, "Certificate of Need Process Back in Spotlight," was published by The Daily News on July 8, 2015 and is available online.

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