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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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Valere B. Fulwider

Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7714 TEL
(615) 742-2855 FAX

Valere B. Fulwider

Attorney

Nashville
(615) 742-7714 TEL
(615) 742-2855 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7714 TEL
(615) 742-2855 FAX

Val Fulwider advises healthcare providers and companies on the operational, regulatory and transactional aspects of their business. As part of her practice, she researches, analyzes and advises clients on Stark and Anti-Kickback issues, reimbursement and billing, licensure and other healthcare regulations that impact acquisitions, contracts and compliance.

Her practice involves: 

  • Operational contracts – Drafting physician employment agreements, laboratory agreements, and complex multi-facility service line agreements with national vendors. 
  • Transactions – Representing healthcare companies in acquisitions of physician practices by hospitals, mergers of hospital companies, and joint ventures among healthcare entities.
  • Complex regulatory analysis – Providing analysis of Federal Stark law issues, Federal Anti-Kickback Statute issues, state laws, licensure, and other healthcare issues that may impact deals, contracts and compliance.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Val worked with the American Heart Association's Office of Public Advocacy providing policy research, development and analysis to support the organization's federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives.

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Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy – Lead Articles Editor

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