Matthew M. Fischer Resume

Matthew M. Fischer is a former government attorney with over 10 years of experience in administrative, state, and federal courts.  His practice is concentrated on the following areas:

  • Healthcare Organization Governance and Regulatory Compliance
  • Healthcare Business Contracting and Leasing
  • Physician and Other Professional Employment Agreements
  • Complex Civil Litigation regarding Healthcare Laws and Policy
  • Medical Privacy Compliance (HIPAA/HITECH)
  • Healthcare Business Licensing and Change of Ownership
  • Healthcare Fraud and Abuse
  • Healthcare Business Zoning Compliance (Applications and Hearings)
  • Medicare Audit Appeal Defense
  • Medicare Payment Suspension Appeals
  • Medicare Opt-Out Compliance
  • Medicare Provider Registration Delays and Denials
  • Medicaid Audit Appeal Defense
  • Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Action Defense
  • DEA Audit and Licensing Defense
  • Civil Investigative Demand (CID) Defense
  • FDA Regulatory Compliance (Regenerative Medicine / Stem Cell)

Prior to joining the firm, Matthew served as a Senior Attorney Advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals.  He advised federal administrative law judges (ALJs) on reimbursement issues, including Medicare contractor overpayment audits (i.e., RAC, ZPIC, and PSC), statistical sampling extrapolation issues, Medicare Part D exceptions, and secondary payer appeals.  Before joining HHS, he handled criminal and civil litigation matters for the U.S. Department of Justice as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and as an Assistant General Counsel with the FBI.  As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted narcotics distribution, weapons possession, theft, and other violent offenses.  As Assistant General Counsel, he defended the FBI in Freedom of Information Act litigation preventing the disclosure of classified information in criminal, cyber, and counter-terrorism cases.  Matthew is also an adjunct professor at Broward College and teaches business law.

Bar Admissions:

Florida Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Memberships:

American Health Lawyers Association

City of Plantation Nuisance Abatement Board Member

Honors and Awards:

FBI Superior Service Award, 2009

South Florida Federal Executive Board Employee of the Year Nominee, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Performance Award, 2012-2016

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