Author Archives: Matt Fisher

About Matt Fisher

Matt is the chair of Mirick O'Connell's Health Law Group and a partner in the firm's Business Group. Matt focuses his practice on health law and all areas of corporate transactions. Matt's health law practice includes advising clients with regulatory, fraud, abuse, and compliance issues. With regard to regulatory 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 and HIPAA. Matt also advises clients on compliance policies to develop appropriate monitoring and oversight of operations.

HIPAA as Facilitator

The excuses for health information not freely flowing are numerous, but very often come back to alleged privacy concerns under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its associated regulations, or “HIPAA” as it is more often referred to. … Continue reading

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Direct Contracting: Less Explored Value Based Care Concept

Value based care is an amorphous concept that covers a lot of the so-called alternative payment methodologies driving a lot of current transformation in healthcare. The basic premise for value based care is to transform healthcare from a quantity based … Continue reading

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Data Flow Challenges

The concept of health information exchanges (HIEs) is not new for healthcare. States, regions and other collections of healthcare entities have been attempting to scale up HIEs for years. Such efforts clearly predate the major drive into electronic health information … Continue reading

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