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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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Presentation Recap: Practical Review of Legal Issues in Manufacturer: Specialty Pharmacy Contracting

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May 11, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Mike Hess spoke at the 2016 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit (formerly Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit). On May 5, Mike moderated a panel titled, "Practical Review of Legal Issues in Manufacturer: Specialty Pharmacy Contracting." Mike along with three legal department veterans discussed key legal concepts applicable to the complex relationship between manufacturers and specialty pharmacies, and how to apply those concepts to real world contracting practices. The panel included:

  • Ben DiMarco, Asembia

  • Kirk Hunt, Eli Lilly & Company

  • Dan Tardiff, Walgreens

The 2016 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit took place on May 2-6, 2016, at the Wynn & Encore in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On his Drug Channels blog, Dr. Adam Fein published a full review of the 2016 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit which included a key takeaway on manufacturers' agreements from Mike's presentation.

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