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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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Krista Thornton Cooper

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7734 TEL
(615) 742-0430 FAX

Krista Thornton Cooper

Senior Healthcare Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7734 TEL
(615) 742-0430 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7734 TEL
(615) 742-0430 FAX

Krista Cooper advises healthcare providers and companies on the transactional and operational aspects of their businesses. She brings a well-rounded perspective to her practice gained from a 10-month in-house assignment with HCA, Inc., during which she provided legal advice for their more than 100 ambulatory surgery centers.

With both regulatory compliance and business objectives in mind, Krista helps clients identify the impact of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. She assisted a large, national health system on a multi-billion dollar leveraged buy-out of a hospital company by analyzing regulatory and operational issues related to nearly 10,000 licenses and permits.

Krista's practice involves:

  • Physician recruitment matters and drafting related agreements.
  • Exclusive services arrangements (i.e. income subsidies) for hospital-based physicians, such as pathologists and radiologists.
  • Call coverage agreements in light of OIG fraud and abuse guidance.
  • Multiple physician employment and professional services agreements.
  • Medicare and Medicaid audits and related appeals.

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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Nashville Health Care Council — Leadership Health Care

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Accolades

J. Michael Campbell Scholarship

Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law & Practice — Publication Editor

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