​Matt is a member of Butler Snow’s Health Law group and focuses his practice on healthcare compliance with federal and state law, the structuring of business transactions for healthcare providers, and the defense of healthcare clients in commercial litigation and governmental audits. Matt regularly provides counsel to institutional and individual providers to ensure contemplated business transactions are both profitable and compliant with applicable laws, including Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2012
  • Tennessee, 2012

Civic Involvement

  • Fondren Church
  • Phoenix Club of Jackson
    • Board of Directors, 2017-2019

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2021

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., summa cum laude, 2011
    • Associate Supra Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., Biology, 2009

Experience

  • Prepared legal opinions analyzing issues under Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute for proposed transactions for hospitals, physician practices, physicians, pharmacies, laboratories, and rural health clinics.
  • Prepared transactional documents and performed necessary due diligence for purchase and/or long-term lease of community hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, laboratories, and substance use disorder treatment centers.
  • Advised hospital systems concerning EMTALA and provider-based status.
  • Represented physician practices and physicians in negotiation of recruitment and employment agreements.
  • Represented various healthcare providers through UPIC and MAC audits.
  • Represented hospital and home health agency through various levels of Medicare reimbursement appeals.
  • Prepared successful summary judgment motion on behalf of nation-wide healthcare system dismissing fiduciary duty claim worth approximately $1.1. million.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Presenter, “2020 Fraud and Abuse Update,” Mississippi Hospital Association 12th Annual Health Law Conference, July 28, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Do You Know Who Owns Your Patient Data? The Dark Side of Commercializing Patient Data,” Behavioral Health Association of Providers, March 17, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Negotiating Physician Employment and Recruitment Agreements,” Physician Residents, January 28, 2020
  • Presenter, “False Claims Act/Qui Tam Actions Against Hospitals,” Mississippi Hospital Association 11th Annual Health Law Conference, August 2, 2019