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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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Anna Grizzle Comments on Latest FCA Compliance Cases

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November 10, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle commented for an article detailing several settlements healthcare companies recently finalized with the Department of Justice related to alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations. These settlements have focused on violations related to physician payment arrangements and filing claims in violation of the Stark Law. The article discusses what companies can do to avoid future investigations. While internal audits are the first step to discovering potential FCA violations, unless companies implement corrective actions the potential for future violations will continue. As Anna points out in the article, "'[i]f you are exercising that type of vigilance and self-policing, that can go a long way to help a provider avoid being the next headline.'"

The full article, "Latest Review of False Claims Act Compliance," was published by Compliance Week on November 10, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).


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