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Matthew W. Wolfe

Raleigh | 919.835.4647
Fax | 919.834.4564

Matt Wolfe guides clients through the evolving legal and regulatory environment to meet their business needs and the needs of those they serve. Clients have relied on him to navigate federal and state health reform, Medicaid and Medicare changes, and a broad variety of health law and policy. He works proactively with clients to ensure compliance and minimize violations. Matt provides counsel to health care clients who are growing, exiting, or otherwise adapting to the increasingly complex health care industry.

When a government agency, private contractor, or other body initiates an investigation, Matt knows how to respond. He defends clients from a variety of regulatory challenges, including Medicaid and Medicare program integrity actions, False Claims Act actions, terminations, denials, postpayment reviews, prepayment reviews, and payment suspensions. He also represents providers in matters before licensing boards and other regulatory bodies.

Matt also helps clients resolve disputes with state government entities through administrative litigation. He has significant experience filing matters in the Office of Administrative Hearings and seeing them through contested case hearings and defending favorable decisions on appeal. Matt has also fought for patients directly so that they could access needed services. Matt’s administrative, state, and federal litigation experience extends beyond health care to include other highly regulated fields such as education, energy, security, and transportation. 

Matt’s health care 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, durable medical equipment suppliers, licensed professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, respiratory therapists), and health IT and billing vendors.

Matt has a broad range of experience intervening on behalf of clients with government agencies and elected officials. Matt also provides legal and legislative counsel to trade associations and routinely speaks at national and state conferences on legal and policy issues.

Prior to 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 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).

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.
  • Conducts internal investigations.
  • 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.
  • Filed an amici curiae brief on behalf of national and state provider associations in the North Carolina Supreme Court.
  • 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

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Health Care Law, 2019-2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2018
  • North Carolina State Bar Law School Pro Bono Award
  • Duke University Justin Miller Citizenship Award
  • Duke University Faculty Pro Bono Service Award


  • American Health Lawyers Association, Behavioral Health Task Force, Vice Chair, 2018-2022, State & Government Subcommittee, Co-Chair, 2016-2018
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2019-present; Civic Education & Community Engagement Committee, Co-Chair, 2018-2019; Middle School Mock Trial Committee, 2017-2018
  • Federal Bar Association, National Health Law Section, Chair, 2015-2018
  • Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Network; Leadership Raleigh, Class of 2013-2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends Committee, Future of the Law Committee, Member of Health Law and Administrative Law Sections
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association