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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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Brad J. Sayles


(615) 742-6578 TEL
(615) 742-0471 FAX

Brad J. Sayles


(615) 742-6578 TEL
(615) 742-0471 FAX
(615) 742-6578 TEL
(615) 742-0471 FAX

Brad Sayles assists clients navigate the highly regulated healthcare landscape to ensure they are compliant with state and federal laws and industry standards. His clients range from large clinical laboratories, hospice and home health providers, DME suppliers, health systems, physician groups and long-term care providers to small rural healthcare entities and individual practitioners.

Brad has significant experience advising clients with respect to government enforcement, compliance, healthcare fraud and abuse and general day-to-day operational matters. His practice includes:

  • Government Enforcement & Compliance – Advising providers regarding state and federal regulatory compliance, including 340B, PSQIA, HIPAA, conditions of participation and payment, state licensure requirements and certificate of need issues; helping clients respond to state and federal investigations, including extensive Civil Investigative Demands and management of large e-discovery components, documentation requests, onsite visits and other audits; conducting internal investigations and assisting with self-reporting.
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse – Representing clients during False Claims Act litigation including alleged violations of Federal Health Care Program requirements, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, FDA misbranding and off-label use, and others; counseling healthcare providers subject to Medicare, Medicaid, and other healthcare-related audits and appeals.

Brad began his legal career as a law clerk at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and later served as a law clerk for Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton. From 2010-2014 he was an associate at Barnett Benvenuti & Butler, PLLC where he defended some of Kentucky's largest healthcare providers in state and federal court against claims of medical malpractice, EMTALA violations and contractual disputes. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Brad was an associate at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.


Kentucky Bar Association — Officer Board of Governors; Board of Governors Executive Committee; Young Lawyers Division, Immediate Past Chair, Past Vice Chair, Past Secretary/Treasurer; Health Care Law Section, Secretary

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Additional Thought Leadership


  • "Voices Against Violence," Kentucky Bar Association's Bench & Bar Magazine (May 2015)
  • "The Power of Youth: The Young Lawyers Issue of the Kentucky Bench & Bar," Kentucky Bar Association's Bench & Bar Magazine (March 2015)
  • "Do More Good," Kentucky Bar Association's Bench & Bar Magazine (January 2015)
  • "A Very Good Place to Start," Kentucky Bar Association's Bench & Bar Magazine (November 2014)
  • "Keep Moving On," Kentucky Bar Association's Bench & Bar Magazine (September 2014)
  • "Climbing the Corporate Ladder: Looking Up the Chain of Command in Health Care Fraud and Abuse Investigations" (co-author), New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance (April 2012)
  • "March Regulatory Madness," Medical News (May 2011)
  • "Top 5 Fraud and Abuse Issues for 2011," Medical News (March 2011)
  • "Preemption or Bust: A Review of the Recent Trends in Medicaid Preemption Actions," Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, Vol. 27, Issue 1 (Fall 2010) – cited in Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. v. Kliebert (M.D. La. 2015) and the AHCA's amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California


  • "The ACA – Navigating Through Current Judicial Cases and Legislative Responses – Hard Laws Make Bad Cases, Too," Kentucky Bar Association 2015 Annual Convention (June 2015)
  • "Kentucky Administrative Law Basics," Kentucky Bar Association 2015 Annual Convention (June 2015)
  • "Patient Safety Work Product Privilege and Other Unique Evidentiary Rules," National Business Institute (August 2014)
  • "Administrative Law Basics: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Exhaust my Administrative Remedies," Kentucky Bar Association (June 2014)
  • "Always Something New to Uncover About the Affordable Care Act," Kentucky Bar Association (June 2014)
  • "Three Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act – Patients, Employers and Providers," Kentucky Bar Association (October 2013)
  • "Effective Use of Technology in Your Office, on the Road and in the Courtroom," Kentucky Bar Association (September 2013)
  • "Cost Effective Technology to Improve Your Practice," Kentucky Bar Association (September 2012)


Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division — Outstanding Executive Committee Member (2011)

Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agricultural and Natural Resources Law — Notes Editor


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