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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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Mike Hess and Shannon Wiley Author Article on How Specialty Pharmacies Should Align Compliance and Persistency Services with HIPAA Rules

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April 22, 2015

In an article for Specialty Pharmacy Times, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Mike Hess and Shannon Wiley remind specialty pharmacies about the importance of ensuring that compliance and persistency services, such as refill reminders and benefits investigations, align with marketing rules set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Mike and Shannon outline a framework for structuring such service programs in compliance with HIPAA while considering multiple operational concerns. 

The full article, "What to Remember About Refill Reminders," was published by Specialty Pharmacy Times on April 15 and is available online.


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