Brianna Powell provides healthcare regulatory counsel to a wide range of clients, including physician groups, long-term care providers, hospital systems, and private equity firms. Brianna counsels clients on an array of complex regulatory issues, including compliance with state and federal healthcare statutes and regulations such as the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, and False Claims Act. She represents clients in responding to and appealing commercial and government payor audits, and advises on billing and reimbursement concerns. She assists with internal compliance investigations, and advises on overpayments, repayments, and self-disclosures. Brianna also analyzes regulatory and compliance issues arising in healthcare mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to her work for healthcare clients, Brianna is actively involved in a number of the firm’s pro bono initiatives, including coordinating the Pro Bono Adoption Project.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Brianna served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2015–2016) and to the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016–2017). During law school, Brianna served as an intern for the Honorable Judge Susan K. Lee with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Brianna earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.S. in psychology and Spanish from Loyola University in New Orleans.
American Health Law Association (AHLA) – Young Professionals Council (2020-2022)
Representation of SCP Eye Care Services in its acquisition of Coastal Eye Associates, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based in Texas
Representation of SCP Eye Care Services in its acquisition of Mitchell Refractive, a comprehensive ophthalmology and refractive surgery physician practice based in Boca Raton, Florida
Representation of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., a government-focused managed care provider, in its merger with Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) for $17.3 billion
Representation of LucidHealth, a portfolio company of Excellere Partners, in its acquisition of Madison Radiologists
Representation of American Physician Partners (APP), a leader in emergency medicine, hospitalist and intensivist management services, in its acquisition of TruePartners Emergency Physicians, an emergency medicine group based in Wellington, Florida
Representation of American Physician Partners (APP), a leader in emergency medicine, hospitalist and intensivist management services, in its acquisition of Leading Edge Medical Associates (LEMA), a long-standing emergency department management company based in Longview, Texas
Represented Western Dental Services, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in its acquisition of Guardian Life Insurance Company’s Dental Service Organization
Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice — Editor-in-Chief
Tennessee Law Review — Articles Editor
University of Tennessee College of Law — Outstanding Graduate
Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise
Robert E. Pryor Award of Excellence in Advocacy
The Honorable J.C. McLin Scholarship Award
Academic Achievement Awards — Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Domestic Violence Clinic, Elder Law, Investigatory Criminal Procedure, Legal Profession, Pretrial Litigation, and Trial Practice
Tennessee Law Scholar