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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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Nesrin Garan Tift

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7861 TEL
(615) 248-4248 FAX

Nesrin Garan Tift

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7861 TEL
(615) 248-4248 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7861 TEL
(615) 248-4248 FAX

Nesrin Tift helps public and private healthcare companies navigate the crossroads between increasingly stringent healthcare compliance laws and the shifting reimbursement landscape towards payment for performance and access to care. Her clients include national and regional hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory surgical centers, ambulance providers, managed care companies, cancer therapy centers, revenue cycle management companies and other healthcare companies.

She has significant experience advising clients with respect to healthcare fraud and abuse issues, compliance and operations, managed care, telemedicine initiatives, and health information privacy and security. In addition, Nesrin represents healthcare organizations in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions through her analysis of healthcare compliance issues, billing and reimbursement compliance and other issues impacting transactions.

Nesrin Tift helps public and private healthcare companies navigate the crossroads between increasingly stringent healthcare compliance laws and the shifting reimbursement landscape towards payment for performance and access to care. Her clients include national and regional hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory surgical centers, ambulance providers, managed care companies, cancer therapy centers, revenue cycle management companies and other healthcare companies.

She has significant experience advising clients with respect to healthcare fraud and abuse issues, compliance and operations, managed care, telemedicine initiatives, and health information privacy and security. In addition, Nesrin represents healthcare organizations in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions through her analysis of healthcare compliance issues, billing and reimbursement compliance and other issues impacting transactions.

Her practice involves:

  • Government Enforcement and Compliance – Ensuring clients are in compliance with compliance with healthcare laws (particularly Stark and Anti-Kickback), HIPAA matters, healthcare fraud and abuse issues and healthcare information technology; providing guidance on heightened requirements pursuant to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act; responding to government investigations related to compliance, healthcare fraud and abuse and federal and state privacy and security matters.
  • Contracting, Regulatory and Operational – Advising clients with respect to operational and regulatory issues, including structuring complex operations to comply with fraud and abuse laws and offering guidance on day-to-day issues including Medicare reimbursement, certification and other regulatory issues.
  • Managed Care – Advising clients on managed care contracting, compliance and operational issues, particularly with respect to Medicare managed care; analyzing pay for performance, care management, disease management and care enhancement arrangements in the managed care space.
  • Health Information Technology – Counseling clients on new regulatory measures and incentives; advising on contracting and operational matters associated with implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems; assisting clients in navigating the process of complying with federal incentive programs related to health information technology; and advising telehealth companies as well as other providers seeking to leverage telehealth and mobile health to expand access on contracting, corporate practice and regulatory matters.
  • Healthcare Transactions – Analyzing buy-side and sell-side deals for compliance with healthcare regulatory laws, including fraud and abuse and information privacy and security and assessing the operational and regulatory impacts of transactions. 

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Nashville Health Care Council — Leadership Health Care, Board of Directors (2016-2019), Membership and Marketing Committee (2015-2016)

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