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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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Attorneys Author Article Providing Guidelines in the Auditing of Physician Relationships

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March 10, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Anna Grizzle and Sydney Nash authored an article in New Perspectives outlining the steps health systems can take to limit the possibility of being the target of a whistleblower complaint. The article focuses on maintaining compliance with the relationship between health systems and physicians. New Perspectives is the quarterly journal published by the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors. The guidelines proposed by Anna and Sydney in the article can help health systems remain legally compliant with federal laws, such as the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and avoid costly investigations and penalties.

The full article, "Why and How to Audit Physician Relationships," was published in the Spring 2016 issue of New Perspectives and is available online (subscription required).

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