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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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Todd Overman Authors Article on Keys to a Successful Novation Process


October 16, 2014

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Todd Overman authored an article for Contract Management magazine that outlines the necessary steps to implementing a successful "novation" when transferring a federal government contract from one entity to another. The article, "Preparation is Key to a Successful Novation," appeared in the November 2014 issue of the magazine. In the article, Todd outlines the common problems in the novation process:

  • Not communicating with the government early on
  • Lack of understanding of when a novation is required
  • Lack of substantive response in the novation package
  • Not having the right resources available
  • Not confirming the novation agreement has the appropriate date and contract modifications issued

Todd provides helpful tips in overcoming these potential problems to help expedite and streamline what can be very confusing process.

To read the full article, open the PDF below.

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