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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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Brian Roark Identifies Five Trends That Will Impact FCA Recovery in 2016

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January 6, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Roark was interviewed for an article in Becker's Hospital Review and identified five trends that will impact False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries in 2016. Several case rulings from 2015 and a shift in government focus has the potential to allow for continued financial recoveries in the coming year, especially within the healthcare industry.

The five trends Brian outlines in the article include:
  1. Use of extrapolation
  2. Focus on physician compensation
  3. Spotlight on individual liability
  4. Disclosure of overpayments
  5. Recognition of implied certification

The full article, "5 False Claims Act Trends, Cases that Will Fuel Recoveries in 2016," was published by Becker's Hospital Review on January 6, 2016 and is available online.


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