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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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Dale Grimes and Chad Jarboe Discuss Government Agencies’ Continuing Commitment to Scrutinize Health Care Acquisitions for Law360


August 24, 2012

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Dale Grimes and Chad Jarboe co-authored an article for Law360 that touches on the announcement from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Nevada attorney general who have proposed consent decrees to settle litigation filed against Reno, Nevada's largest hospital provider, Renown Health, in regards to its acquisitions of two cardiology physician groups. The announcement demonstrates the continuing commitment by antitrust enforcement authorities to investigate and litigate any form of provider consolidation that could potentially harm competition in the provider market. The article, titled "Antitrust Risks of Health Care Consolidation," was published in Law360 on August 23, 2012. To view the complete article, please click here.

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