- Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2000, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
- The Ohio State University, B.A., 1996
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Matt is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the health care group. He advises in all areas of health care law, but focuses his practice on health care mergers and acquisitions activity.
Matt also has significant experience in the areas of clinical device and pharmaceutical research, NIH and industry grant funding, related intellectual property issues and the integration of the clinical and academic components of an academic medical center. In addition, Matt has represented clients in response to government investigations from the Office of Inspector General, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Immediately prior to joining Vorys, Matt spent four years serving as an Associate General Counsel for University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, specifically working with University Hospitals Case Medical Center, the tertiary/quaternary care academic medical center affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Prior to his work at University Hospitals, Matt worked as a litigation and health care associate at Vorys.
Matt is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Matt received his J.D. magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the order of the coif. He received a B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University.
Professional and Community Activities
- Friends of MC2Stem, Board Member, 2018
Honors & Awards
- Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Health Care, 2013-2018
- The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2011-2019
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Health Care, 2012-2013
- 8/15/2018One hundred and thirteen lawyers from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.
- 5/4/2018Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 32 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA.
- 8/17/2017One hundred and eight lawyers from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018.
- 5/26/2017Vorys announced that 30 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA.
- 8/15/2016One-hundred and eleven lawyers from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017.
- 5/27/2016Vorys announced that 36 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.
- 1/4/2016Albers Quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business Story Titled “Northeast Ohio's Leaders Break Out Their Crystal Balls”Matt Albers, a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the health care group, was quoted in a Crain’s Cleveland Business story titled “Northeast Ohio's Leaders Break Out Their Crystal Balls.”
- 8/17/2015One-hundred and eighteen lawyers from Vorys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016.
- 5/19/2015Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 39 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA.
- 8/18/2014One-hundred and ten lawyers from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.
- 5/23/2014Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 39 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA.
- 2/3/2014Albers Quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business Story Titled “Bringing Two Hospitals Together is a Complex Process”Matthew Albers, a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the health care group, was quoted in a Crain’s Cleveland Business story about hospital mergers and acquisitions. According to the story, hospitals have been consolidating at an unprecedented rate in recent years.
- 8/14/2013One hundred and eleven lawyers from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.
- 5/24/2013Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 39 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. Chambers USA conducts in-depth research and ranks the leading firms and attorneys in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.
- 1/2/2013Vorys announced that Matthew E. Albers, Tiffany Bingham Briscoe, Daniel J. Clark, Whitney C. Gibson, Robert J. Krummen, Christina M. Lyons, Joseph B. Mann, Timothy B. McGranor, Adam L. Miller, Ariel A. Mullin, William H. Oldach, III, Nicholas M.J. Ray, and Michael J. Settineri have been named partners of the firm.
- 12/17/2012Seventy-Seven attorneys from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease have been named 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 11/26/2012Matthew Albers, of counsel in the Vorys Cleveland office, was one of ten attorneys featured in the Crain’s Cleveland Business “Who to Watch in Law” special section.
- 11/19/2012Albers Quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business Story titled “Hospitals Fear Effect of Fall off Fiscal Cliff”Matthew Albers, of counsel in the firm’s Cleveland office, was quoted throughout a Crain’s Cleveland Business story on the estimated $10.7 billion in cuts to the Medicare program that could occur if Congress and the White House do not agree to a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff."
- 8/23/2012One hundred and twenty-six lawyers from Vorys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013.
- 6/29/2012Matthew Albers, G. Ross Bridgman, Jolie Havens and Linda Mendel were quoted in news stories about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to largely uphold the Affordable Care Act.
- 6/11/2012Albers Quoted Throughout Medical Economics Story on Possible U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Health Care ReformMatthew Albers, of counsel in the firm’s Cleveland office, was quoted in a Medical Economics story titled “Supreme decision: Healthcare reform hangs in the balance.”
- 4/10/2012Albers Featured in Healthcare Finance News Story on Affordable Care Act's Physician Payments ProvisionMatthew Albers, of counsel in the firm’s Cleveland office, was quoted in a Healthcare Finance News story titled “Sunshine Act provision adds transparency.” The story was about the Affordable Care Act’s physician payments provision, also known as the physician sunshine act.
- 1/6/2012Matt Albers, of counsel in the firm’s Cleveland office, was quoted in a Crain’s Cleveland Business article titled “Economic Outlook 2012: Health care.” The article highlighted the possible changes that could have an impact on health care providers in the upcoming year.
- 10/25/2018On October 25-26, 2018, several Vorys attorneys presented at the 2018 Ohio Provider Resource Association Fall Conference.
- 5/7/2018Nine Vorys attorneys presented at The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers Compliance Training on May 7, 2018.
- 4/16/2018Vorys attorneys Matt Albers and Kristen Shemory were speakers at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 22nd Annual Compliance Institute on April 16, 2018.
- 1/18/2018Vorys attorneys Whitney Gibson, Matt Albers, Colleen Devanney and Leslie Allen were speakers at the Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit hosted by Momentum Factor on January 18-19, 2018.
- 6/13/2017Vorys attorneys Matt Albers, Lisa Pierce Reisz and Kristen Shemory were speakers at the 2017 Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting on June 13, 2017.
- 3/17/2017Vorys attorneys Matt Albers and Kristen Shemory were speakers at the Ohio State Medical Association Education Symposium on March 17, 2017.
- 12/14/2016Vorys attorneys Matt Albers and Kristen Shemory presented a webinar hosted by the American Health Lawyers Association Business Law and Governance Practice Group on December 14, 2016.
- 5/13/2016Vorys hosted a Health Care Fraud & Abuse CLE on May 13, 2016.
- 6/8/2015Vorys attorneys Matt Albers, Jolie Havens and Lisa Reisz presented at the 2015 Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting on June 8 -9, 2015.
- 5/8/2015Vorys attorneys Matt Albers, Robin Canowitz, Lisa Reisz, Amanda Roe and Suzanne Scrutton were speakers at The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers Compliance Training on May 8, 2015.
- 6/9/2014Vorys attorneys Lisa Reisz, Jolie Havens, Michael Bronson, Victor Walton, Liam Gruzs, Linda Mendel and Matthew Albers presented at the Ohio Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting on June 9-10, 2014.
- 5/20/2014Vorys attorneys Matthew Albers and Amanda McMurray Roe presented a health care webinar on May 20, 2014.
- 7/25/2013Vorys partner Matt Albers presented at the Introduction to Health Law Seminar hosted by the National Business Institute on July 25, 2013. He discussed Fraud and Abuse Prevention and Defense and Contracts, Mergers, Internal Management and Bylaws.
- 6/25/2013Vorys partners Michael Bronson and Matt Albers presented the webinar, Voluntary Disclosure and the False Claims Act, on June 25, 2013.
- 7/2/2012Vorys hosted a teleseminar addressing a number of critical questions surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act. Listen to a recording of the event.
- 5/24/2012Vorys attorney Matt Albers presented at Akron Bar Association’s seminar, Electronic Medical Records Under the Microscope.
- 3/22/2012New CMS Proposed Rule Implements 60-Day Deadline for Reporting and Return of Overpayments - But What Does it Really Mean?Vorys attorneys Matt Albers, Liam Gruzs and Jolie Havens presented a teleseminar on March 22.
- 2/6/2019Health Care Alert: HHS Aims to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices Through Proposed Changes to the Anti-Kickback Statute’s Safe Harbors; Comments Due April 8, 2019On February 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed rule that would amend the “Discounts” safe harbor under the Anti-Kickback Statute and create two new safe harbors respectively protecting “Point-of-Sale Reductions in Price for Prescription Pharmaceutical Products” and “PBM Service Fees.”
- 12/21/2018Client Alert: 2018 “Farm Bill” Creates New Opportunities for Patients, Producers of Hemp-Derived CBDOn December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, popularly known as the “Farm Bill” of 2018, into law.
- 10/22/2018Health Care Alert: CMS Clarifications to Medicare Requirements for Inpatient Admission Orders Reflect Promising Development for HospitalsEffective October 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented important changes to the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) affecting the documentation of hospital inpatient admissions.
- 9/18/2018On September 11, 2018, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) published proposed revisions to the administrative rules establishing its approved Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Order form and protocol.
- 8/1/2018Health Care Alert: CMS Proposes New Reimbursement Cuts for 2019 Medicare OPPS – Comments Due September 24On July 31, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed changes to the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for calendar year 2019.
- 7/13/2018A U.S. House Subcommittee recently held a hearing to discuss potential reforms to the Medicaid 340B program. Although it remains unclear exactly what will come of these discussions, here are the top three changes 340B providers should watch for.
- 2/9/2018The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the act), signed into law by President Trump on February 9, 2018 includes provisions that more than double the penalties to which health care providers may be subject under the federal health care fraud and abuse laws.
- 5/25/2017On May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released their analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
- 5/2/2017Whistleblower Defense Alert: The Third Circuit Confirms Broad Power of Escobar’s Materiality RequirementsOn May 1, 2017, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act (FCA) case in which the eelator had asserted that Genentech concealed information about side effects of its cancer drug, Avastin. U.S. ex rel. Petratos, v. Genentech Inc., et al., Case No. 15-3805 (3rd Cir. May 1, 2017).
- 4/14/2017On April 13, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a regulation intended to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces by creating policies beneficial to the insurance industry.
- 3/15/2017Health Care Alert: Republicans Release Plan to Replace Affordable Care Act: A Deeper Look into the ProposalOn March 6, 2017, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act (AHCA), their plan to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- 3/7/2017On March 6, 2017, House Republicans released their proposed legislation (the proposal) to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- 12/19/2016Whistleblower Defense Alert: The Supreme Court Rejects Mandatory Dismissal of Relator Claims For Seal ViolationsOn December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down their second unanimous interpretation of the contours of the False Claims Act (FCA) in the last six months.
- 11/2/2016Health Care Alert: Seventh Circuit Reverses Lower Court Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Chicago Area Hospital MergerOn Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned a district court order denying a request by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the state of Illinois (collectively, the government) to preliminarily enjoin a merger between two Chicago-area health systems, Advocate Health Care Network (Advocate) and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) (collectively, the hospitals).
- 9/29/2016Client Alert: Third Circuit Reverses Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Pennsylvania Hospital MergerLast Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed a Pennsylvania district court’s decision denying a preliminary injunction in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s (collectively, the government) challenge to a merger between Pinnacle Health System (Pinnacle) and Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Hershey) (collectively the hospitals).
- 9/29/2016On September 27th, the Department of Justice entered into a settlement for $1 million with Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc.’s former Chief Executive Officer, Ralph J. Cox III.
- 9/19/2016Whistleblower Defense Alert: Seventh Circuit’s Latest Interpretation of Rule 9(b) Sets the Pleading Bar Higher for RelatorsEarlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit established a standard for application of Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b) that significantly strengthens the bar imposed by the heightened pleading requirements of that rule.
- 2/1/2016CVS recently announced that it has entered into clinical affiliations with four additional health care providers to “help enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients.”
- 2/10/2015Health Care Alert: Ninth Circuit Affirms Order Requiring Divestiture of a Hospital–Physician Group MergerIn a much anticipated opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld an Idaho district court’s order mandating the unwind of a merger between two health care providers in Nampa, Idaho after determining that the merger violated § 7 of the Clayton Act. In the wake of the FTC’s recent and heightened enforcement in the health care industry, St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa, Inc. v. St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd., No. 14-35173, (9th Cir. Feb. 10, 2015), offers important insight into the hotly debated interplay between the integration encouraged under the Affordable Care Act and the operation of federal antitrust laws.
- 4/22/2014Health Care Alert: Sixth Circuit Decision Highlights Importance of Antitrust Considerations in Health Care Consolidation PlanningCapping one of the most significant periods of antitrust enforcement in the history of the health care industry, today the Sixth Circuit delivered its opinion in ProMedica Health System, Inc. vs. Federal Trade Commission (No. 12-3583), denying ProMedica’s petition for review of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) prior order, directing the divestiture of ProMedica’s acquisition of St. Luke’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
- 4/15/2014Health Care Alert: Speculation on Potential Fall-Out Begins as CMS Releases Medicare Physician Payment DataOn April 9, 2014, following the release of an injunction against the disclosure of the information, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted all Medicare provider and utilization data (data) on its website.
- 2/27/2014Health Care Alert: Aggressive Federal Health Care Fraud and Abuse Actions Result in Record $4.3 Billion Recovery in 2013The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that 2013 was a record breaking year for health care fraud recovery. In total, $4.3 billion was returned to the federal government, primarily to the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs.
- 9/16/2013In a recently published policy memorandum, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided guidance regarding the automatic assignment of Medicare Provider Agreements upon a change of ownership.
- 4/26/2013Health Care Alert: CMS Proposed Rule Would Establish Powerful New Measures for Uncovering and Combating Medicare FraudOn April 24, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Proposed Rule revamping the Medicare Incentive Reward Program (IRP) and providing CMS with greater discretion to deny or revoke enrollment privileges to certain providers and suppliers posing a higher risk of fraud to the Medicare program.
- 4/22/2013On April 17, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice completely revising its Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP). OIG originally published the SDP in 1998 to establish a process for providers to voluntarily identify, investigate, disclose and resolve potential fraud involving federal health care programs.
- 12/7/2012The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released final regulations on the excise tax imposed on the sale of certain medical devices (the Device Tax) under the Affordable Care Act. The Device Tax will impact the sale of any taxable medical device by the manufacturer, producer, or importer of the device, at a rate of two-point-three percent (2.3%) of the sale price.
- 5/15/2012The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued two rulemakings aimed at alleviating procedural and administrative burdens on providers in response to the president's Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.
- 4/4/2012Health Care Alert: State Medical Board of Ohio Declares that Ohio Law Does Not Prohibit the Corporate Practice of MedicineFor the first time in decades, an Ohio agency has issued a statement on the status of the corporate practice of medicine prohibition. On March 15, 2012, the State Medical Board of Ohio (the Medical Board) published a statement unequivocally declaring that Ohio law does not prohibit an Ohio licensed physician from rendering medical services as an employee of a corporation or any other form of business entity.