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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 Burden of Medicare Integrity Audits

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April 15, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Anna Grizzle provided insights for an article detailing the burdens many healthcare providers face related to Medicare integrity audits. The article also explores potential ways the healthcare industry is looking to reform the process. As Anna points out in the article, "[a]s the new Medicare audit contractors become fully active, providers should expect to see a ramping up of audit activities. Additionally, providers should expect to see more coordinated audit activity as the contractors use data analysis to identify targets and potential problem areas."

The full article, "CMS Contractor Burden Unlikely to Diminish, Stakeholders Say," was published by Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Resource Center on April 12, 2016, and is available online (subscription required).


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