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Envision to Sell to KKR for $9.9 Billion

We represented Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) in its definitive agreement to sell to KKR in an all-cash transaction for $9.9 billion, including debt. KKR will pay $46 per Envision share in cash to buy the company, marking a 32 percent premium to the company's volume-weighted average share price from November 1, when Envision announced it was considering its options. The transaction is expected to close the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more


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Six Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice spotlight

Dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, urology…the list goes on. Yet, in any physician practice management transaction, there are six key considerations that apply and, if not carefully managed, can derail a transaction. Download the 6 Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice to keep your physician practice management transactions on track.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Bolsters National Healthcare Practice with Addition of Brian D. Bewley, Former Attorney at HHS-OIG and DOJ

February 5, 2018

Nashville, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2018) – Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that Brian D. Bewley has joined as a member in the firm's Nashville office. Bewley joins the Healthcare Practice Group and focuses on the regulation, compliance, enforcement and operational issues for healthcare companies. Leveraging his years of experience working in the healthcare fraud divisions at the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bewley partners with clients on their day-to-day compliance and operational needs in addition to helping them navigate complex compliance considerations in the context of various joint ventures, private equity acquisitions and other business transactions. Bewley has vast experience counseling clients faced with state and federal investigations, including representing clients in False Claims Act (FCA) investigations. His clients include a wide range of healthcare entities, including nonprofit and for-profit hospitals and health systems, medical device companies, home health providers, hospice organizations, ambulatory services, post-acute care, specialty-pharmacies and other specialized providers.

"Brian's robust experience handling healthcare fraud and compliance issues at the federal level directly complements the firm's roster of attorneys with widespread government backgrounds and continues to bolster our ability to provide holistic perspective when representing our clients," said Todd Rolapp, managing partner at Bass, Berry & Sims. "Brian shares our commitment to providing excellent client service with high-caliber, sophisticated legal counsel – especially in the healthcare sector's increasingly complex legal landscape."

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Bewley was the co-chair of the Compliance and Government Audit and Investigations practice areas at Polsinelli. Bewley previously served as senior counsel at the HHS-OIG in Washington, D.C., where he was team leader for the Boston, Miami, Dallas and San Francisco regions. Bewley was also appointed Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the DOJ by a former U.S. Attorney and current federal judge.

Outside of the firm, Bewley is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association Advisory Opinion Task Force for the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group and previously served as the Regional Program Chair for the Health Care Compliance Association. 

Bewley earned his undergraduate degree from Drury University (1998) and his law degree from the Washington University – St. Louis School of Law (2004). 

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 270 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions, investigations and litigation matters in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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