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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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Michael Dagley and Brittain Sexton Author Article on Failed Software Implementation

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April 10, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Michael Dagley and Brittain Sexton co-authored an article on options available to healthcare companies when a software vendor fails to deliver as promised. In today's marketplace, healthcare companies increasingly rely on sophisticated software to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery. If the implementation falls short of expectations, major disruptions can occur. In the article, Michael and Brittain, along with co-author John Kutch, President and CEO of Trinity Health in Minot, ND, outline the following:

  • Factors contributing to failed IT implementations
  • How healthcare companies can select an IT solution
  • Ways healthcare companies can respond to a problematic implementation

The full article, "Keeping IT Fair: How to Avoid a Stacked Deck when Dealing with IT Vendors," was published in the April 2015 print issue of hfm magazine and is available to download


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