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Brennan, Manna & Diamond
MATTHEW A. HEINLE | Co-Managing Partner
Akron, Ohio
Phone: (330) 253-1832
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Matt’s practice focuses on all aspects of corporate law, health law, and mergers and acquisitions. His clients are primarily entrepreneurs, closely held businesses, healthcare providers, tax-exempt organizations, and companies focused on renewable energy. In addition to serving as a lawyer for his clients, Matt particularly enjoys assisting his clients with strategic planning and business development, and his clients frequently ask him to present issues at Board of Director meetings.

Matt focuses on understanding his clients’ business and strategic goals so he can aid in their success.

Matt helps his clients with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions,
  • General corporate law,
  • Transactional matters,
  • Real estate matters,
  • Regulatory compliance (federal, state and local),
  • Tax issues,
  • Joint ventures, and
  • Antitrust compliance.

With respect to his healthcare practice, Matt advises hospitals, health systems, physicians, and ancillary providers in the above areas of law, as well as in the following healthcare-specific matters:

  • General Counsel-related services,
  • Physician-hospital joint ventures,
  • Insurance procurement and governance (specialty in captive insurance companies),
  • Fraud & Abuse matters,
  • Stark,
  • Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) strategy,
  • HIPAA,
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues,
  • Physician representation,
  • Licensure/certification,
  • Medical Staff matters:  Bylaws and disciplinary procedures, and
  • Peer review and QA issues,
  • Medicare RAC and Medicaid RAC audits and appeals, throughout all levels of the appeals process,
  • Experience handling Medicare contractor audits and appeals, such as CERT denials, ZPIC audits, and OIG investigations,
  • Medicare Integrity Contractors (MICs),
  • OIG investigations, audits, and appeals,
  • Repayment of overpayment determinations,
  • Requests for Advisory Opinions from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), and
  • Managed care contracting, third party payor audits and reimbursement appeals, and contractual disputes, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Matt has been involved in various protective measures for clients in antitrust, government/regulatory agency audits, billing, fraud and abuse, licensing, and anti-dumping/EMTALA activities.

Recent Presentations/Lectures

  • Presentation for Kent State University Executive MBA Program:  “Good Governance Symposium”.  September 17, 2015, Kent,Ohio
  • Friday August 29th: Doctor Is IN: Scot Akerman, M.D.
  • Speaker at the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Northeast Ohio Chapter, “Impact of Healthcare Reform on Physician Hospital Relationships.”
  • Presentation at Northeast Ohio University of Medicine regarding “Legal/Medical/Ethical Issues and Patient Physician Legal Issues.”
  • Presentation at Sevenex Conference on “Hospital Physician Integration Strategies.”
  • “Union Organizing: Update and Strategies for Businesses.” Canton, Ohio
  • “Symposium for Mental Health & Behavioral Health Care Service Providers, Board Members & Administrators.”  Akron, Ohio

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Member, Board of Directors, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 2015-present
  • Member, The 1888 Society of The Ohio State University, 2010-Present
  • Member, Akron Bar Association Judicial Commission 2013-2014
  • Member, Board of Directors: SCHS Insurance Company, Ltd., 2010-Present
  • Member, Parish Council: St. Sebastian Parish, 2008-2011
  • Chairman, Board of Directors: Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, 2002-2007
  • Member, Board of Directors: Summa Health System, 2002-2007
  • Co-Editor: Baldwin’s (West Group) Ohio Practice, Business Organizations Laws & Rules
  • Member, Board of Directors: Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital Foundation, 2000-2007
  • Member, Board of Directors: Middlebury Assurance Company, 2004-2007
  • Member, Board of Directors: ArtsInStark, a Stark County-based arts and education charity, 2010-2013

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Practice Areas
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Healthcare and Hospital Law
  • Intellectual Property and Tech
  • Real Estate

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Miami University, B.S., Finance
  • St. Anne's College, Oxford University

Bar Admissions
  • Ohio
  • Colorado
Disclaimer | Brennan, Manna & Diamond practices in the following jurisdictions: Florida and Ohio.