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)®. She is also among the most trusted leaders of Bass, Berry & Sims, serving on the firm’s Executive Committee.
Health Care Compliance Association
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
American Bar Association — Women in White Collar Subcommittee
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.
Represented Addus HomeCare Corporation in its acquisition of Ambercare for $40 million.
Represented Pharos Capital Group in its acquisition of Horizon Oncology
Representation of hospice provider in intervened FCA action pending in Eastern District of Tennessee based on allegations that hospice services provided not medically necessary
Represented Pharos Capital Group, LLC in its acquisition of an adolescent residential treatment center
Represented Modern HC Holdings, Inc. in its sale to The Kroger Company
Represented Pharos Capital Group in its new dermatology platform investment as well as its first add-on acquisition
Chambers USA — Healthcare: Regulatory (2016-2019)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Health Care Law; Litigation: Health Care (2013-2020)
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)