About Matt and the Health Law Group

Matt’s health law practice is wide-ranging and includes advising clients with regulatory, fraud, abuse, and compliance issues.  With regard to compliance matters, Matt advises clients to ensure that contracts, agreements and other business arrangements meet both federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements.  Matt’s regulatory advice focuses on complying with requirements of the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, fraud and abuse regulations, licensing requirements, HIPAA, the Medicare program, and the Sunshine Act.  Matt also advises clients on compliance policies to develop appropriate monitoring and oversight of operations.  Matt has been named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Boston magazine and Law & Politics from 2013 to the present.  In 2011 and 2012, Matt was named a Massachusetts “Rising Star” by Boston magazine and Law & Politics.

As a whole, the Health Law Group at Mirick O’Connell understands the many challenges facing individuals and entities in the health care industry.  The Group advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters, transactional issues, litigation and investigation proceedings and labor and employment matters.

In the regulatory realm, the Group provides advice on Stark Law and state and federal anti-kickback statute compliance; issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; accountable care organization (ACO) formation, governance and operation; Medicare and Medicaid compliance; HIPAA compliance; state and federal licensure; Determination of Need (DON) issues; state specialty law issues including Massachusetts data privacy; and not-for-profit tax compliance.

The Health Law Group has extensive experience assisting for-profit and non-profit healthcare industry clients with strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and health care capital and equipment financing, including bond financing.  We draft, review and negotiate contracts involving all aspects of our healthcare clients’ businesses, including contracts with vendors, third party payors, individual physicians and physician groups, medical device manufacturers, landlords and tenants and clinical trial agreements.  We handle employment issues, labor disputes, employee benefit matters, and executive compensation.  We assist healthcare clients with U.S. and international patent prosecutions, licensing, technology transfers and development agreements.  We also assist our healthcare clients with real property leasing, permitting, zoning, construction and conveyancing.  Our Group also understands the regulatory issues that may underly and impact each of these transactions.

In litigation and investigation, the Group frequently defends physicians, nurses, hospitals and medical groups in medical malpractice claims.  We represent healthcare clients in business and professional disputes.  We represent physicians and other healthcare providers before their respective professional licensing boards.  The Health Law Group guides clients through responding to investigations by federal and state governmental entities, including the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Justice and state Attorney General offices, including investigations into alleged healthcare fraud and medical billing issues.  The Group has extensive experience representing hospitals, clinics, physician practices, nursing homes, and medical device manufacturers before state and federal courts, the MCAD and the EEOC in labor and employment disputes, including defense of wrongful termination claims, breach of contract allegations, as well as discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims.  The Group also represents clients with unionized workforces in defending grievance and arbitration claims, unfair labor practice charges and in collective bargaining negotiations and strategies.

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