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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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Todd Overman and Sylvia Yi Author Article on Regulatory Improvements to WOSB Program

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September 15, 2016

In an article published by SmallBizDaily, Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Todd Overman and Sylvia Yi provided insight on the regulatory improvements to the SBA's Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program that helped the federal government finally achieve its goal of awarding five percent of its annual contracts to WOSBs. As Todd and Sylvia point out in the article, Fiscal Year 2015 marked the first time the federal government has met (and exceeded) its WOSB goal, coming in at 5.05 percent. The most significant changes that led to this successful year were concentrated within the past couple of years, including a December 2015 amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) authorizing contracting officers to issue sole source awards to WOSBs.

The full article, "Contracts to Women-Owned Businesses Exceeds Expectations," was published by SmallBizDaily on September 14, 2016, and is available online.


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