EDUCATION
Barry University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Georgia State University, B.A., 2004

BAR ADMISSIONS
Florida

U.S. District Courts:

  • Northern District of Florida

  • Middle District of Florida

  • Southern District of Florida

MATTHEW M. FISCHER

INCOME PARTNER

MIAMI
Ph: (305) 444-5565

mfischer@zplaw.com

Matthew M. Fischer is an income partner in the firm’s Miami office.  Matthew concentrates his practice on advising health care industry clients on a wide range of regulatory and litigation matters.  Matthew’s representations span the full spectrum of healthcare providers, including hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies, hospices, and regenerative medicine providers.  He regularly defends individual providers and businesses in coverage and reimbursement audits, licensing disciplinary actions, and False Claim Act investigations.  In addition, Matthew routinely counsels clients on compliance, corporate governance, business transactions, and managed care issues. 

 

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, where he advised administrative law judges on a variety of Medicare issues.  Prior to joining HHS, he served as an Assistant General Counsel in the Federal Bureau of Investigation 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 the Department of Justice and as an advisor to federal 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 health care business environment. 

 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS​

  • “Latest Trends and Legal Issues in Managed Care”, Florida Rural Health Association, Webinar, June 2020.

  • “Effective Compliance: Avoid Being a Target for Whistleblowers”, Home Care Association of Florida, Webinar, May 2020.

  • "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Enforcement Trends and Effective Compliance", Health Care Compliance Association, Feb. 2020

  • “Compliantly Making Money and Best Practices to Keep It”Medtrade Fall Conference, Atlanta, GAOct. 2019.

  • “Latest Trends and Legal Issues in the Healthcare Industry”Nova Southeastern Health Law SocietyOct. 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.