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Matthew W. Wolfe

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Matt Wolfe concentrates his practice in the areas of administrative litigation, government relations, and health care regulatory matters.

Within his administrative litigation practice, Matt advises and counsels clients subject to federal and state regulatory actions. Matt routinely appears before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, State licensing boards, and federal and state courts.

Within his government relations practice, Matt formulates comprehensive political and public relations strategies on a broad range of federal and state policies. He drafts and monitors legislation, intervenes directly with legislative, executive, and local officials, and appears before state and federal executive agencies. Matt has also advised and assisted clients with issues related to federal and State appropriations and grants.

Within his health care regulatory practice, Matt advises clients on a wide spectrum of legal and compliance issues, including licensure, Medicaid and Medicare enrollment, reimbursement issues, privacy, government investigations, prepayment and postpayment reviews, managed care and accountable care organizations, and regulatory interpretation. Matt crafts unique solutions to thorny challenges facing members of the health care industry. Matt’s clients include health systems, acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, physician practices, home health agencies, federally qualified health centers and look-alikes, hospice providers, behavioral health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes, licensed professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, respiratory therapists), and health IT and billing vendors. Matt also counsels health care trade associations and industry groups.

Matt has been selected as a Rising Star by the North Carolina Super Lawyers in health care (2015, 2017), administrative law (2016) and government relations (2014). Before joining Parker Poe, Matt served as a law clerk for the Honorable James C. Dever III, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

While at Duke University School of Law, Matt served as an article editor on the Duke Law Journal, and was also a member of the National Moot Court team and the Mock Trial Board.

Before law school, he taught students with special needs in New Orleans, Louisiana, through Teach for America. He also served as a legislative aide in the British House of Commons. He served as assistant finance director for the campaign of former Representative Tom Reynolds (R-NY). He then worked in the Communications Section of the National Republican Congressional Committee under former Representative Tom Davis (R-VA).

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys in 7 offices
  • 0 Parker Poe Attorneys Named 2015 NC Rising Stars

Representative Experience

  • Counsels health care providers on legal matters, including powers of attorney, consent and capacity issues, and mental illness and substance abuse commitment and treatment
  • Advises clients on confidentiality and privacy issues, including HIPAA compliance, fraud and abuse laws, licensure and certification issues, and risk management
  • Represents clients in Medicaid and Medicare audits, including negotiations, informal and formal hearings, and appeals
  • Advises clients on Medicaid, Medicare, and third-party reimbursements
  • Represents clients in professional licensing and facility licensure matters and litigation
  • Negotiates contracts relating to health care and related services
  • Represents clients in connection with agency rule-making and regulation with particular experience before the United States and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Provides advice and strategic guidance relating to legislative and regulatory developments affecting the health care industry
  • Represents clients as a registered lobbyist before the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Assists clients with procurement proceedings and government contracts
  • Routinely speaks at conferences on cutting-edge issues in health care and administrative law
  • Prevailed in several administrative hearings relating to significant Medicaid recoupments
  • Obtained injunctions to prevent payment suspensions and closure of providers
  • Assisted in litigation, including several appeals, that successfully challenged home care regulatory changes, allowing thousands of disabled and elderly North Carolinians to continue to receive home care services
  • Prevailed in a federal court challenge of federal hospice regulation
  • Obtained numerous favorable settlements involving Medicaid audits and licensure violations, including several million dollar plus recoupments which were reduced through appeal or settled in litigation for less than 1 percent of the government’s original recoupment request
  • Earned favorable decision and attorney’s fee award in representing Medicaid recipient challenging a termination of Medicaid services
  • Assisted with legislation that allows children residing in residential treatment facilities to receive education while receiving psychiatric treatment

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Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Health Care, 2015, 2017; Administrative Law, 2016; Government Relations, 2014
  • North Carolina State Bar Law School Pro Bono Award
  • Duke University Justin Miller Citizenship Award
  • Duke University Faculty Pro Bono Service Award

Memberships

  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Network; Leadership Raleigh, Class of 2013-2014
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern North Carolina Executive Team Member, Health Law Chair
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends Committee, Member of Health Law and Administrative Law Sections
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association, Board of Visitors, 1995-present