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Matt Fisher

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Matt Fisher represents health care providers, with an emphasis on HIPAA compliance, privacy and information security matters and Certificate of Need law.

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Matt advises clients on privacy and HIPAA compliance issues, the litigation of Certificate of Need awards and denials and assists health care providers with the development of Certificate of Need applications. He also represents health care clients on licensure and certification issues, including appeals challenging certification and licensure survey decisions and penalties, and issues pertaining to DMA provider payment denial.

In addition to his health law experience, he also has experience in various other types of civil litigation including the defense of commercial, business, construction, and medical malpractice claims.

Areas of Focus

+Health Care

  • Regularly represents health care providers in the Office of Administrative Hearings, North Carolina Superior Courts, North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court, and various Federal courts regarding Certificate of Need decisions by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Represents nursing facilities and adult care homes in appeals challenging federal certification and state licensure survey decision and penalties
  • Advises health care clients on facility and practice acquisitions
  • Has tried numerous cases in District and Superior Courts and before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings
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University of North Carolina, JD, 2001, Citation for Excellence in the Study of the First Amendment

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, BA, 1998, magna cum laude

+Notable Accomplishments

Phi Beta Kappa

LeRoy P. Graf History Scholar

+Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association (2001 – present), Administrative Law Section (2005-present), Health Law Section (2005-present), Government and Public Sector Section (2005-present), Litigation Section (2001-present), Construction Section (2001-2007)

Wake County Bar Association (2001-present)

North Carolina State Bar

North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys; Member (2005 – present); Board of Directors (2010 – 2015); Website Committee Chair (2010); Public Affairs Committee Vice-Chair (2011)

Transitions Guiding Lights, Board of Directors (2016 – present)

Visual Arts Exchange, Exhibiting Artist (2015 – present)

+Speaking & Writing

  • Punitive Damages: The Policy of Punishment (with Mark E. Anderson), Wake Forest University CLE, 2002
  • North Carolina Health Law Update: 2009 (with S. Todd Hemphill)
  • North Carolina Health Law Update: 2010 (with S. Todd Hemphill)
  • North Carolina Health Law Update: 2011 (with S. Todd Hemphill)
  • North Carolina Health Law Update: 2013 (with David R. Broyles)
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