Matt is the deputy office managing member of the firm's Albany office. He understands that his clients’ business goals are always a priority when he assesses any legal matter.
Legal issues can, and often do, impact an organization's business. Consequently, Matt is dedicated to evaluating every legal issue from a business perspective as well.
Matt counsels the full spectrum of health care providers and practitioners across New York State, for-profit and not-for-profit, including nursing homes, home care agencies, consumer-directed programs (CDPAP), physician groups, and behavioral, special needs and mental health providers (OPWDD, OMH and OASAS), on myriad business, statutory and regulatory compliance matters. Matt’s experience includes:
- Counseling providers on agency-specific program participation requirements, as well as Medicaid and Medicare enrollment, reporting and reimbursement issues, including record keeping concerns, incident reporting, exclusion screening and criminal history record checks (and the consequences of positive results), and assisting with the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs.
- Advising providers on, and drafting policies and procedures in conformity with, the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the breach notification requirements enacted by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).
- Assisting providers with general business, corporate and transactional matters, including advice relating to formation and by-laws, board governance and responsibilities, executive compensation, tax-exempt recognition, charitable donations and fundraising issues, stock and asset acquisitions, and vendor and professional services contracts.
Matt’s clients are regulated by many different agencies and each regulator mandates compliance with different sets of rules. The rules are not always models of clarity. Matt understands the rules and how they impact his clients’ businesses. He helps his clients navigate the regulations and agency guidance to find creative, yet practical solutions to meet their needs while also satisfying their regulatory mandates.
Matt has written and presented on the effects and consequences of Medicaid and Medicare exclusions; provider self-disclosure obligations; HIPAA/HITECH compliance; and the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013.