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Best Lawyers© Honors Michele Madison as Health Care Lawyer of Year for Atlanta


Atlanta (August 20, 2020)The Best Lawyers in America© has selected Michele Madison, a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin’s Healthcare practice, as its 2021 Health Care Lawyer of the Year for Atlanta. The recognition is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

“Michele’s expertise in health care law is unmatched, while her dedication to helping rural hospitals in Georgia is inspiring to those of us who work with her every day,” said Simon Malko, MMM’s managing partner. “We are excited to celebrate this honor with her.”

Madison has a wide range of experience in managing legal issues arising in hospitals, physician offices or integrated health systems including employment, investigations, risk management assessment and corporation management. She also provides legal education for health systems’ medical staff, management teams and employees

In addition, Madison often facilitates and manages implementation of compliance plans for HIPAA privacy and security regulations, drafts and completes Certificate of Need applications and facilitates regulatory compliance. She also provides oversight and guidance regarding medical staff governance and credentialing issues.

Madison also works as a volunteer with Georgia’s healthcare system, advocating to keep local hospitals open in rural areas and encouraging people to pursue careers in healthcare information technology.

Madison has been listed by Best Lawyers in America as a top lawyer for Healthcare Law since 2013. She is a member of the Technology Association of Georgia, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Health Information Management Services Systems. She is also secretary, and a member of the executive board, of the Institute for Healthcare Information Technology.

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About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

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