With over 20 years of experience, Anna helps healthcare clients address enforcement and compliance issues and respond to legal and regulatory violations. With significant experience in defending against statistical sampling and extrapolation and claims denials in Medicare and Medicaid claims audits, Anna also has saved healthcare companies tens of millions of dollars in potential overpayment demands. She also advises healthcare companies on regulatory and compliance matters, including transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions.
Representing national hospitals, health systems, hospices, ambulatory surgery centers and a variety of other healthcare providers, laboratories and DMEPOS suppliers from many industry sectors, Anna’s practice involves:
Anna’s leadership abilities and visionary judgment make her a go-to advisor in the healthcare sector. In addition, Anna is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC)®. Having served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Anna is looked to as a trusted leader among her peers.
Health Care Compliance Association
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
American Bar Association — Women in White Collar Subcommittee
Representation of Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in its definitive agreement to acquire Queen City Hospice, LLC, and its affiliate Miracle City Hospice, LLC for a cash purchase price of $192.0 million
Representation of Premise Health, the country’s largest direct health care provider and OMERS Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition of CareHere, another leading operator of wellness centers for self-funded organizations. The acquisition of CareHere, brings Premise Health’s revenue to approximately $1 billion annually and increases its geographic footprint to more than 850 centers across 45 states and Guam. The combination will allow Premise Health to deliver improved outcomes and enhance health care for employer populations.
Representation of Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization backed by Shore Capital Partners, in its affiliation with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, the largest allergy practice in Georgia
Representation of Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization, in its affiliation with Piedmont Ear, Nose, Throat & Related Allergy, a medical and surgical ear, nose and throat practice based in Atlanta, Georgia
Representation of a nationally-ranked academic medical center in its acquisition of a freestanding birthing center that emphasizes a family-centered, low-intervention approach to delivery for uncomplicated pregnancies
Represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) in four strategic acquisitions and in its underwritten public offering of 2.3 million shares of common stock in 2019.
Represented Western Dental Services, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in its acquisition of Guardian Life Insurance Company’s Dental Service Organization
Successfully defended a number of clients across industry sectors, including hospitals, physician practices, hospices, home health agencies and DMEPOS suppliers, in appealing audit results where statistical sampling was used to calculate to extrapolated overpayment demands.
Currently serve as outside counsel for one of the largest national hospice providers, handling audit response issues and appealing unfavorable audit results, which has resulted in overturning millions of dollars in overpayment demands.
Currently serve as outside counsel for a publicly traded senior living in responding to home health and hospice audits.
Chambers USA — Healthcare: Regulatory (2016-2020)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Health Care Law; Litigation: Health Care (2013-2021)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Litigation: Health Care “Lawyer of the Year” (2017)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2019)
Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)®
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2018-2019); “Rising Star” (2011-2012)
Nashville Business Journal “Health Care Hero” (2015)
Nashville Business Journal “Forty Under 40” (2012)