Matt Lavin is a Partner in Napoli Shkolnik PLLC’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a litigator who represents healthcare providers and their patients, with a particular focus on behavioral healthcare and the substance abuse treatment industry.
Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Lavin spent 5 years working at one of the most successful substance abuse treatment center networks in the country. He has experience with every aspect of the behavioral health treatment industry including payor relationships, audits, assignments of benefits, third-party repricing, marketing, finance, regulatory and clinical matters.
Mr. Lavin’s previous background includes representing policyholders in large-scale insurance coverage litigation. His current practice involves litigation against commercial payors and employee benefit plans related to enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity Act), ERISA, state consumer protection laws and other claims by patients and providers seeking reimbursement for wrongly denied behavioral health and addiction treatment services. Previously, he was a partner with a Washington D.C. law firm where he was involved in commercial litigation.
- Bar Admissions
- Bar of District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- Tulane University, J.D.
- New York University, B.A.
- Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
- Media Appearances
As published on www.alcoholismdrugabuseweekly.com:
- Alcohol reinforces both positively and negatively, complicating treatment / October 11, 2019
- Some providers may proceed cautiously on latest legal challenge to insurer / September 27, 2019
- New lawsuit over UBH’s guidelines could yield windfall for providers / September 20, 2019
- Parity subregulatory guidance to clarify NQTLs such as fail‐first / May 18, 2018
UnitedHealth sued voer $5M in mental health claims, Becker’s Hospital Review (September 18, 2019)
Napoli Shkolnik Files Groundbreaking Class Action Lawsuit Against United Behavioral Health on Behalf of Providers, Yahoo!Finance (September 12, 2019)
Treatment centers allege Michigan’s largest health insurer ‘slashed’ reimbursement rates; BCBS says its rates were appropriate, Legal NewsLine (August 5, 2019)
Michigan Centers Sue Blue Cross Over Payment Cuts, Rash of Denials, Behavioral Healthcare Executive (August 5, 2019)
BCBS of Michigan hit with $40M lawsuit over provider payments, Becker’s Hospital Review (August 1, 2019)
Blue Cross Michigan sued for $40 million for alleged unpaid behavioral health claims, Crain’s Detroit Business (July 31, 2019)
Mich. BCBS Stingy On Drug Treatment Payments, Suit says, Law360 (July 31, 2019)