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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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Brian D. Roark

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Nashville
(615) 742-7753 TEL
(615) 742-0442 FAX

Brian D. Roark

Member

Nashville
(615) 742-7753 TEL
(615) 742-0442 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7753 TEL
(615) 742-0442 FAX

Brian is the head of Bass, Berry & Sims' Healthcare Fraud Task Force and concentrates his practice on representing healthcare clients in responding to governmental investigations and defending False Claims Act lawsuits. He has successfully litigated and resolved numerous healthcare fraud matters involving hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, hospices, home health companies, drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers, and other healthcare providers. Brian also frequently represents clients in connection with Medicare audits and overpayment disputes. 

He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches Healthcare Fraud and Abuse. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the BNA Health Care Fraud Report. He is ranked in Chambers USA as a top Healthcare Government Investigations and Fraud attorney (Band 1) in Tennessee. According to the most recent edition of Chambers USA, Brian has been recognized as someone who "maintains an excellent reputation for representing healthcare clients in governmental investigations and resulting litigation. He is particularly experienced in handling Medicare audits and False Claims Act cases ... A commentator declares: 'If I had to refer a client for an investigation, he's the guy I'd go to.'" (from Chambers USA 2016) Brian was selected as a 2014 AHLA Pro Bono Champion for his work handling the trial and appeal of a criminal Medicare fraud case.

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Tennessee Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Health Care Compliance Association

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Chambers USA — Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud (2013-2016)

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

Nashville Medical News "InCharge Healthcare" (2013-2016)

American Health Lawyers Association — Pro Bono Champion (2014)

Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013)

Tennessee Bar Association — Health Care Law Section Executive Council

BNA Health Care Fraud Report — Advisory Board

North Carolina Law Review — Articles Editor

Law Clerk to James C. Fox, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina (1999-2001)

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