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Envision to Sell to KKR for $9.9 Billion

We represented Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) in its definitive agreement to sell to KKR in an all-cash transaction for $9.9 billion, including debt. KKR will pay $46 per Envision share in cash to buy the company, marking a 32 percent premium to the company's volume-weighted average share price from November 1, when Envision announced it was considering its options. The transaction is expected to close the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more


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Six Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice spotlight

Dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, urology…the list goes on. Yet, in any physician practice management transaction, there are six key considerations that apply and, if not carefully managed, can derail a transaction. Download the 6 Things to Know Before Buying a Physician Practice to keep your physician practice management transactions on track.

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Elizabeth Warren Outlines Fundamental Action Steps for Healthcare Organizations in Response to a Medical Data Breach

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June 7, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Elizabeth Warren authored an article outlining how healthcare organizations can respond to a data breach of medical records. While there are specific steps that organizations should follow after a breach has occurred, as Elizabeth points out in the article, "[t]he first step comes before a breach is even detected: Planning how an organization will respond saves critical time when a privacy or security incident is discovered." However, even with all the best possible planning, a data breach still may occur. Once a breach is detected, Elizabeth provides some fundamental steps for the organization to follow:

  1. Stop the breach
  2. Gather the facts surrounding the breach
  3. Notify affected individuals of the breach – be mindful of different federal and state deadlines
  4. Notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights
  5. Prepare any public notification about the breach
  6. Implement corrective measures to prevent future breaches

The full article, "Medical Records are Special; Protection Efforts Must Be, Too," was published by The Tennessean on June 7, 2016, and is available online.


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