Rose M. Matricciani

Rose M. Matricciani

PARTNER
rmatricciani@wtplaw.com
BALTIMORE
T: 410.347.9476
F: 410.234.2355



Rose Matricciani is a lawyer and a registered nurse who focuses her practice on healthcare. She has experience in representing healthcare providers before multiple licensure boards and representing physician practice groups in strategic alliance with hospitals. Ms. Matricciani also has experience reviewing home health contracts for clients in the certificate of need process and licensure for home health agencies in the state of Maryland.  Additionally, she has advised healthcare clients on fraud and abuse issues including self-referral, anti-kickback false claims and false statements. Outside of her practice, Ms. Matricciani is the co-author of Intravenous Drug Abuse and One Academic Health Center.

Recognitions

  • BV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - present
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers and Partners
  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2009 - present
  • Recipient: Governor's Citation, Maryland  (1997)
  • Recipient: DHMH Certificate of Appreciation (1997)
  • Recipient: Regional Administrator's Award, Health Care Financing Administration (1995)
 

Memberships & Activities

  • Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member: Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member: Maryland State Bar Association, Health Law Section, Secretary/Treasurer (2000); Vice Chair (2001); Chair (2002)
  • Council Member: Health Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association (1999 - 2005)
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: American  Health Lawyers Association
  • Member: Chesapeake Nurse Attorneys Association
  • Peer Review Committee Member: Attorney Grievance Committee (1999 - 2005)
  • Council Member: The Attorney General's and Lt. Governor's Family Violence Council (1996 - 2000)
  • Consultant: Domestic Violence Medical Response Advocacy Project (1995 - 1999)
  • Member: Legal Studies Advisory Board, School of Justice,  CCBC (2003 - present)
  • Member: Upton School Foundation Board, (Home and Hospital Program),  President (2003 - present)
  • Best Lawyers Designation
  • Chambers and Partners Designation

Healthcare – Hospitals and Nonprofits, Accreditation and Regulations

  • Health Law counsel during multi-hospital system's merger and joint venture with other hospital systems and healthcare organizations
  • Representation of physician practice group in strategic alliance with hospital
  • Representation of physician practice in negotiation with large healthcare system
  • Representation of healthcare providers before multiple licensure boards
  • Counsel to Hospital Boards in physician disciplinary matters and credentialing
  • Advise clients on HIPAA compliance issues
 

Professional Disciplinary Matters, Fraud & Abuse

  • Representation of healthcare providers before multiple licensure boards, including physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, counselors, acupuncturists and respiratory therapists
  • Representation of healthcare providers in qui tam case involving fraudulent Medicare billing
  • Advise healthcare clients on fraud and abuse issues including self-referral, anti-kickback false claims and false statements
 

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

  • Health law counsel to long-term care facility during Medicare audit, change in ownership and eventual sale of facility
  • Health law counsel representation of continuing care retirement communities on licensure, regulatory, and contractual issues
  • Health law counsel to publicly-traded company re: change in ownership of continuing care retirement community
  • Advise continuing care providers on regulatory submissions including contracts, disclosure statements, amendments, notifications and filings
 

Business and Corporate Law

  • Advise parties in merger, acquisition and other business transactions regarding health care issues
  • Advise health care clients in formation, corporate structure and governance
  • Advise health care entities in physician recruitment
  • Review and evaluate physician employment/independent contractor agreements
 

White Collar Criminal Defense

  • Representation of health care providers in responding to and defending against government inquiries, investigations, and prosecutions
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Don’t Get Caught with Your Compliance Pants Down: Compliance Effectiveness and Role of Counsel, co-presenter, 35th Annual Meeting & Educational Conference for The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, August 2017

Legal Issues Update, co-presenter, Boards Shaping the Future LeadingAge Maryland Governance Symposium, February 2015

Presentation: Medical Record Law in Maryland, August 2014. Materials available here.

Contributing Editor, Module One:  Domestic Violence; Module Two:  Child MaltreatmentModule Three:  Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse and Neglect, MedChi, January 1997;

Contributing Editor, Domestic Violence Resource Directory, Baltimore City and Baltimore County Bar Associations' Special Committee on Domestic Violence and its Impact on Children, July 1996;

Co-Editor, A Guide for Nurses Responding to Domestic Violence; Author, OSHA Regulations and Bloodborne Pathogens:  Model Exposure Control Plan (MedChi);

Co-Author, Intravenous Drug Abuse and One Academic Health Center (JAMA).

ARTICLES

Health Care Compliance

Presentation to the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).


Addressing Domestic Violence, Past and Present

In September 1993, MedChi and the Maryland Alliance Against Family Violence (the “Alliance”) embarked upon a major family-violence prevention initiative that focused on education and training of health care professionals. Seed money for this initiative was donated by MedChi, and a Family Violence Task Force (the “Task Force”) was formed under the auspices of MedChi’s Public Health and Public Relations Committees co-chaired by Martin P. Wasserman, M.D. and Hiroshi Nakazawa, M.D.


2003 Health Care Legislative Update - Part 1: Highlights of the 2003 Legislative Session

The General Assembly adjourned on April 7, 2003 and the Session actively concluded when the Governor enacted legislation into State law during four separate signing ceremonies on April 8, April 22, May 13 and May 22. This year, as has been the case for the past several years, the Maryland Legislature was particularly active in the health care arena. The Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a substantial number of important health care laws.


2003 Health Care Legislative Update - Part 2: Highlights of the 2003 Legislative Session

Health Occupations – Maryland Optometry Act – Replacement Contact Lenses – Clarifications and Modifications (SB 387) (10/01/03) - Prohibits a person from knowingly selling or dispensing contact lenses or replacement contact lenses without a valid and unexpired prescription or replacement contact lens prescription. A person who violates any provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

2002 Maryland Legislative Update, Part 1

Each year the Maryland Legislature enacts a number of laws which impact in various degrees on the personal and business lives of people living in or doing business in the State of Maryland. The General Assembly adjourned on April 8, 2002, and the Session actively concluded when the Governor enacted legislation into State law during four separate signing ceremonies on April 9, April 25, May 6 and May 16.


Compliance with HIPAA Electronic Health Care Transactions

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) became law in 1996, one of its requirements was to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets. The original deadline for compliance with the national standards was October 16, 2002. That deadline, however, was extended one year to October 16, 2003 for all covered entities except for small health plans whose compliance deadline is already October 16, 2003.


Compliance with HIPAA Electronic Health Care Transactions

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) became law in 1996, one of its requirements was to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets.


NEWS

U.S. News Awards Top-Tier Rankings to 46 Whiteford Practices, Including 18 Nationally

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” has awarded the firm exemplary rankings for 2019.  Eighteen of the firm’s practices are ranked at the national level, including two practices with national Tier 1 rankings:  Litigation and Bankruptcy.  At the state level, an additional forty-six practices have been ranked in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and VA.

57 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019, Four Named "Lawyer of the Year"

57 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site.

59 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018, Two Named "Lawyer of the Year"

59 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site, at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

In addition, two lawyers were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for their particular areas of practice.


Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 29 Lawyers Honored by Chambers and Partners

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has once again ranked the firm highly in its 2017 list of leading firms and business lawyers. This year’s recognition includes a record 29 attorneys in 4 states, the District of Columbia and Afghanistan. 


59 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Eight Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Fifty-nine lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, eight lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for their particular areas of practice. 


Cyber Alert: Anthem Data Breach: Self-Insured Plans

On February 4, Anthem, Inc., the second largest health insurer in the U.S., reported that hackers breached one of its IT systems and stole personal information relating to consumers and employees.  Described as “very sophisticated,” the attack involved the records of an estimated 80 million people.  While information accessed apparently did not involve medical information or credit card numbers, it did include such personally identifiable information as names, social security numbers, and income data. 


63 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Four Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, four lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in the Baltimore region for their particular areas of practice.


Fifty-Four Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 54 of its Maryland-based attorneys are listed among the 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The firm is particularly proud of the young lawyers who are recognized as “Rising Stars” and the three partners who received special recognition -- Edward Buxbaum and Dwight Stone in the Top 100, and Mary Claire Chesshire in the Top 50 Women.


61 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America; Nine Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-one lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices, including the firm's new Roanoke office.

In addition, nine lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 13 Partners Named as Leaders in the Legal Profession by Chambers and Partners

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has again ranked the firm highly in its 2013/2014 list of America’s leading firms and business lawyers. 

In addition, thirteen of the firm’s partners received individual recognition, including Kevin Hroblak, who was rated this year as "Up and Coming" in both General Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation. Mr. Hroblak is co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and a leading member of the Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Litigation practice.


Sixty-Four Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 64 of its attorneys are listed among the 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in three states.

The firm is particularly proud of the young lawyers who are recognized as “Rising Stars”; the four partners who are listed in the Top 100 in Maryland – Edward Buxbaum, Edwin Fee, William Ryan, and Dwight Stone; and the 16 who are named for the first time this year.


60 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America Five Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.).

This represents an increase of seven over last year.  The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, five lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 14 Partners Named as Leaders in the Legal Profession by Chambers and Partners

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has again ranked the firm highly in its 2012/2013 list of America’s leading firms and business lawyers. 

In addition, fourteen of the firm’s partners received individual recognition, including Kevin Hroblak, who was rated this year for the first time in the Litigation category.  Mr. Hroblak is co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and a leading member of the Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Litigation practice.


Forty-Six Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland; Five in Maryland Listed in “Top 100”

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 46 of its attorneys are listed among the 2012 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The firm is particularly proud of the five who are listed in the Top 100 in Maryland – Edward Buxbaum, Edwin Fee, Paul Nussbaum, William Ryan, and Dwight Stone. Selection of the Top 100 lawyers in a jurisdiction is strictly based on the highest scores in the Super Lawyer judging process, and Whiteford is one of the two firms with the most names on the list.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 13 Partners Named as Leaders in the Legal Profession by Chambers and Partners

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is delighted to announce that Chambers and Partners has highly ranked the firm and 13 of its attorneys in its 2011 list of America’s leading firms and business lawyers. 

Newly rated this year was Joseph Mezzanotte, co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate practice.

As in the past, the firm was recognized in Maryland in six separate categories of practices. As before, the firm’s Bankruptcy Litigation practice is the only one in Maryland ranked in Band One, the highest rating.