Barry University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Georgia State University, B.A., 2004
U.S. District Courts:
Northern District of Florida
Middle District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
MATTHEW M. FISCHER
Ph: (305) 444-5565
Matthew M. Fischer is an income partner in the firm’s Miami office. Matthew has over 10 years of experience in state, federal and administrative proceedings. He regularly defends healthcare individual providers and businesses in government (i.e. Medicare/Medicaid) and commercial payer audits, formal licensing disciplinary actions and investigations initiated by state regulatory agencies, and False Claim Act investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Matthew also focuses his practice on managed care litigation and healthcare regulatory matters, including business licensing and FDA compliance for regenerative medicine providers.
Matthew had a distinguished career in government prior to entering private practice in South Florida. He served as Senior Attorney Advisor in the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he worked with Administrative Law Judges to resolve Medicare audit appeals (e.g. PSC, RAC, ZPIC, UPIC) involving coverage determinations and statistical sampling analysis. Prior to joining HHS, he served as an Assistant General Counsel in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the District of Columbia. In these roles, he worked on counterterrorism investigations, defended the FBI in civil litigation matters, and prosecuted narcotics distribution, weapons possession and various theft related offenses.
Matthew is a frequent national speaker on topics related to healthcare fraud and abuse, compliance issues, and audit defense strategies and best practices. His experience with DOJ and as an advisor to HHS administrative law judges allows him to benchmark against standard industry practices and agency perspectives. This vantage point ensures that clients are able to both meet legal requirements and engage in an increasingly competitive healthcare business environment.
“Compliantly Making Money and Best Practices to Keep It”, Medtrade Fall Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2019.
“Latest Trends and Legal Issues in the Healthcare Industry”, Nova Southeastern Health Law Society, Oct. 2019.
“Health Law: A Paralegal’s Guide from A to Z”, Florida Paralegal Association, Broward Chapter, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Oct. 2019.
“TPE and UPIC Audits: Response Strategies for Providers”, Bones Society of Florida, Orlando, FL, July 2019.
“Closing or Relocating a Medical Practice: Legal Considerations”Florida Paralegal Association, Palm Beach Chapter, West Palm Beach, FL, June 2019.
“Audit Strategies: What’s the Best Way to Handle TPE or UPIC Audits”, Medtrade Spring Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2019.
“Stem Cell Legal Update: Regulatory Developments, FDA Enforcement, and Legal Issues for Providers, Distributors and Manufacturers”, Tissue Preservation and Biobanking Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2018.