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Butzel Long attorney named a Fellow, Health Care Law Section, State Bar of Michigan; Susan H. Patton honored during ceremony in Detroit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Butzel Long health law attorney Susan H. Patton has been named a Fellow, Health Care Law Section, State Bar of Michigan. She was honored during the Section’s annual meeting on September 23, 2014 in Detroit.

In 2011, the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan established a Fellows Program to recognize those individuals who have made sustained, outstanding contributions to the Section, and who are regarded as top health care attorneys in Michigan.

Based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, Patton is a former Chair, Health Care Law Committee, State Bar of Michigan. She also served on the Business Law Section’s Nonprofit Corporation Subcommittee. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Society of Health Care Lawyers. Patton is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Patton has more than 30 years experience representing the full spectrum of health industry clients in 12 states and 6 countries. She has a roster of clients including government, private, for profit and nonprofit provider and payor sectors within the health care industry.

She has both a strong background in reimbursement payment and compliance issues as well as transactional experience that enables her to identify legal options relevant to achieving strategic goals and taking projects from concept design to implementation within time and budget constraints.

Patton has extensive experience with Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS and other payors and in working successfully with state and federal regulatory agencies.

Patton graduated from Wayne State University School of Law (J.D., 1979), Wayne State University (M.A. 1976) and the University of Michigan (B.G.S. 1973).

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