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, False Claims Act, and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. Among other services, Brianna represents clients in responding to and appealing commercial and government payor audits; provides guidance on billing and reimbursement concerns; assists with internal compliance investigations; and advises on overpayments, repayments, and self-disclosures. She 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 EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of MidWest Eye Center, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group with 28 providers in Ohio and Kentucky
Representation of EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of Eye Center of Texas, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based in Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Complete Health Partners, a Pharos Capital Group primary care platform based in Jacksonville, Florida, in its acquisitions of two Birmingham, AL primary care practices, Northside Medical Associates and Adamsville Family Medicine
Representation of EyeSouth Partners in its acquisition of Coastal Eye Associates, a comprehensive ophthalmology physician practice group based in Texas
Representation of EyeSouth Partners 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
Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch — Health Care Law (2021-2023)
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