Based in Austin, Texas, The Law Office of Susan M. Erickson provides high-quality legal services in the areas of managed care, Medicaid managed care, health insurance regulatory and general health law.
Susan M. Erickson has practiced in Texas for more than 25 years in the areas of general health law, managed care (including Medicaid managed care), the regulatory aspects of other government-sponsored health care programs, and commercial health insurance law, including the wide-ranging applicability of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ms. Erickson has extensive experience working with a multitude of health care payor and provider clients, gained while practicing for 13 years as counsel with the international law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP.
Ms. Erickson refined her regulatory, compliance, and contract law expertise by subsequently serving as in-house general counsel at Superior HealthPlan, Inc., Texas’ largest Medicaid managed care organization, where Ms. Erickson was employed for over 8 years. There, she oversaw the legal operations of a health plan with nearly one million members and was the lead contact and contract negotiator with HHSC on all of Superior’s Medicaid, CHIP, and Foster Care managed care contracts. She managed all contracting endeavors for the company (outside of individual provider contract negotiations) and was responsible for legislative, regulatory and compliance-related analyses and interpretations to ensure appropriate and compliant operations by the MCO.
Ms. Erickson has exceptional writing and research skills that have been honed through the drafting of thousands of legal analyses, research memoranda, contracts, and legislative summaries. She possesses strong working relationships with key operational leaders at the Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the Texas Association of Health Plans.
Ms. Erickson received her law degree from Harvard Law School.
She also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Creighton University, in history and French.
Ms. Erickson is a member of the Texas Bar Association and its Health Law section; the American Health Law Association; and, the Austin Bar Association and its Health Law section.