Daniel C. Patten

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. Daniel provides counsel to clients ranging from private and public corporations to private equity investors and commercial lending groups. His experience includes:

  • Federal Stark and anti-kickback laws as well as state fraud and abuse laws related to physician and facility contracts
  • HIPAA and state patient privacy regulations 
  • Professional licensing requirements 
  • Medicare/Medicaid enrollment and revalidation
  • Medicare conditions of participation
  • Change of ownership filings

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



  • Member, Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Prior Affiliations

  • Legal Research Assistant to Professor Amy Moore, Belmont University College of Law, 2012-2014


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Belmont University College of Law, 2014
    • Health Law Certificate
    • ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law
    • Executive Editor, Belmont Law Review
    • Member, Belmont Legal Aid Society
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, Anthropology, 2009

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

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Daniel is a Nashville native who enjoys tennis and golf. As a fundraiser for Homes for Our Troops, Daniel completed a solo bicycle ride from Myrtle Beach, S.C. to Los Angeles.