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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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AHLA Newsletter Article Outlines How Companies Can Recover Confidential Information in a FCA Case


March 31, 2015

Lisa Rivera and Kaitlin Harvie authored an article outlining the tools a healthcare company may use to help recover materials covered by a confidentiality agreement related to False Claims Act (FCA) cases. In the article, Lisa and Kaitlin provide several practical principles that companies may consider when deciding how to recover confidential information.

The full article, "Defending Against Self-Help Discovery: A Playbook" was published in the March 2015 Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Newsletter of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and is available to subscribers online.

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