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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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Mary Beth Fortugno

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Nashville
(615) 742-7739 TEL
(615) 248-4076 FAX

Mary Beth Fortugno

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7739 TEL
(615) 248-4076 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7739 TEL
(615) 248-4076 FAX

Mary Beth Fortugno represents healthcare providers in a variety of industry sectors including four of the nation's leading hospital companies and specialty pharmacies. She focuses her practice on transactions, managed care contracting, healthcare regulatory matters, operations and investigations. Having managed matters ranging from licensure diligence and new applications to major transactions and fraud and abuse investigations, Mary Beth has built a reputation within the industry for her knowledge and operational guidance. As former operations counsel to IASIS Healthcare, an acute-care hospital company, she brings first-hand experience to healthcare clients.

Mary Beth helps clients find solutions to complex regulatory, contracting, operational and transactional issues. Her practice involves:

  • Contracting, Regulatory & Operational Matters – Counseling hospitals, specialty pharmacies and other healthcare providers on a wide range of matters related to including Anti-Kickback Statute and self-referral laws, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), licensure, certification, managed care contracting and other operational, contracting and regulatory issues.
  • Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions & Dispositions – Providing counsel in structuring transactions and the acquisition and disposition of healthcare providers and companies.
  • Compliance and Government Investigations – Assisting healthcare clients in responding to governmental inquiries relating to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and the False Claims Act.

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American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) — Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, Chair (2015-2016), Vice Chair Education (2014-2015)

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

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Chambers USA — Healthcare, Recognized Practitioner (2015-2016)

Best Lawyers in America® — Health Care Law (2013-2017)

Journal of Transnational Law — Associate Editor

Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award — Administrative Law; Federal Tax; Professional Responsibility

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