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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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Rachael Andersen-Watts

Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX

Rachael Andersen-Watts

Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7706 TEL
(615) 545-7471 FAX

Rachael Andersen-Watts assists healthcare clients in operational, compliance and transactional matters. She conducts research and advises hospitals regarding mergers and acquisitions, and in support and compliance matters. In addition, Rachael represents hospitals and physician groups with regard to licensure issues, including advising clients regarding Medicaid and Medicare enrollments.

In addition to her work at the firm, Rachael is also a Legal Research and Writing Instructor at Vanderbilt Law School, where she teaches legal writing to first year students.

Before joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Rachael assisted in the representation of hospitals in contract and tort litigation, drafting pleadings, motions, discovery documents and briefs. Rachael also worked with the Detroit-based firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP where she advised healthcare clients on supply chain contracting, compliance issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Tennessee Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

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Publications:

  • Co-author, Annual Survey of Michigan Law, Environmental, 55 Wayne L. R. 313 (Spring 2009).
  • High Price for Small Errors in RHQDAPU Reporting, AHLA RAP Sheet (December 2008).
  • Recognizing Our Dangerous Gifts: Applying the Social Model to Mental Illness, 14 Mich. St. J. Med. & Law 201 (2008).
  • The Failure of Breast Cancer Informed Consent Statutes, 14 Mich. J. Gender & Law 141 (2008).

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