Daniel Patten advises healthcare facilities, physician practices, health systems, behavioral health services providers and health plans on a wide range of regulatory compliance issues related to day-to-day operations as well as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactional matters. He provides counsel to clients ranging from private and public corporations to private equity investors and commercial lending groups.

His experience includes knowledge of federal and state fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA and state patient privacy law and Medicare conditions of participation and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement rules.

Mr. Patten also has experience with guidance following allegations or findings of significant non-compliance, whether that be organizing submissions of self-disclosures, consulting on qui tam actions, or providing compliance program review and development He also has experience with advising value-based organizations and enterprises.

Additionally, Mr. Patten helps healthcare clients navigate state managed care requirements for health plan and provider contracts.


  • Belmont University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Anthropology
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2021-2023; Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, 2020-2021