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Matthew B. Roberts


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  • (F) 803.727.1498

Representing health care providers has been a critical mission at Nexsen Pruet for six decades. Matthew Robert’s dedication to continuing that tradition is why firm leadership selected him to Chair the firm’s Health Care Practice Group.

Matthew’s Practice

Matthew has assisted providers in virtually every aspect of the health care business.  Typically, his engagements are focused on:

  • Physician/hospital relationships
  • Managed care issues
  • Stark/Anti-Kickback laws
  • General compliance matters
  • Health care contracts
  • Board governance
  • Regulation of tax-exempt hospitals
  • False claims analysis and defense
  • Health care legislation and regulation


  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1995
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1990
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Healthy Learners - Board Member, Chairman
  • Carolina Children's Home - Board Member
  • The Free Medical Clinic - Board Member
  • South Carolina Bar - Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Health Law Section
  • Vice Chair, Business Law & Governance Practice Group, American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Healthcare Financial Managers Association (NC/SC)
  • "Legal Elite of the Midlands" - Healthcare since 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • 2010 In All Things Charity Award, Healthy Learners
  • "Who's Who in Health Care" - Charlotte Business Journal
  • Leadership Columbia




Presenter, “Duties of Nonprofit Board of Directors”, Nexsen Pruet Nonprofit Symposium, February 16, 2018

Co-Presenter, “Competing in the Health Care Industry: Antitrust Implications”, South Carolina Hospital Association CFO Forum, Charleston, SC, August 2017

Co-Presenter, Nexsen Pruet Direct Contracting Symposium, Columbia, SC, June 2017

Co-Presenter, “In a Post-Yates World, Do Your Board and Officers Have Adequate Protection?”, American Health Lawyers Association, Webinar, Columbia, SC, November 2016

Presenter, “Update on Legal Trends in Healthcare”, Dixon Hughes Goodman Hospital Symposium, Greenville, SC, September 2016

Co-Presenter, “State of Telehealth in South Carolina; Fraud & Abuse Issues in Telehealth”, Palmetto Care Connections, Columbia, April 2016

Presenter, “Competition and Antitrust in Healthcare”, Medical University of South Carolina Masters in Health Administration program, Charleston, SC, November 2015

Co-Presenter, “Direct Contracting: A New Opportunity For An Old Idea?”, South Carolina Hospital Association Annual, Trustees, Administrator and Physicians (“TAP”) meeting, Hilton Head, SC, September 2015

Co-Presenter, “Preparing Boards for Assuming Risk”, Dixon Hughes Goodman Healthcare Symposium, Orlando, FL, May 2015

Co-Presenter, “Legal Issues in Hospital Administration”, Medical University of South Carolina Masters in Health Administration program, Charleston, SC, November 2014

Co-Presenter, “Risk Capability and the Hard Work of Healthcare Transformation: Connecting the Dots with Governance”, South Carolina Hospital Association Annual, Trustees, Administrator and Physicians (“TAP”) meeting, Hilton Head, SC, September 2014

Co-Presenter, “Trends in Executive and Physician Compensation and Benefits”, NCHHRA SCHHRA Joint Spring Conference, Charleston, SC, May 2014

Presenter, “ The Future of Certificate of Need in SC”, Update LPC – SC ACHE Chapter, Greenville, SC, May 2014

Co-presenter, "Future of Hospital Owned Physician Practices," The South Carolina Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC - August 29, 2013

Presenter, "Health care policy trends that spine surgeons should be aware of," South Carolina Spine Society Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC - September 28, 2013

Co-presenter, "Evaluating Physician Affiliation & Network Integration: A Conversation for Boards & Administration", South Carolina Hospital Association Annual Trustees, Administrator and Physicians (“TAP”) meeting, Hilton Head, SC - September 2012


Navigating the Challenges of Physician Board Membership
Due in large part to the increased affiliation between hospitals and physicians, some hospital boards are seeking additional physician representation. Many hospitals have determined that having physician board members is an effective physician-alignment strategy and gives the board a different, but much needed, perspective on clinical issues.

Amendment to the Stark Law Effective January 1
The healthcare reform act, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), has now been passed into law and will affect the lives of Americans in numerous ways. One change impacts the way in which some healthcare entities operate their businesses to comply with the ever changing landscape of the Stark law.

Hospital/Physician Joint Ventures: If You Can't Beat Them, Joint Venture With Them
Matthew Roberts of Nexsen Pruet's Columbia office on the increase in joint ventures between hospitals and physicians. (SCHFMA Palmetto State News, March, 2006)

Tax Exempt Hospitals: How to Survive in a Hostile Environment
Matthew Roberts of the Columbia office authored this article on how many hospitals should be reacting to increased scrutiny of and challenges to their nonprofit status.

Protecting Directors, Officers, Members and Volunteers from Liability
A presentation for Public Charities in South Carolina.

Conflict of Interest Credentialing
This article outlines the increasing need for a new hospital strategy, often referred to as conflict of interest credentialing or a modified version of economic credentialing, and discusses the implementation of this strategy.

Managing Managed Care: Providers Fight Back Against HMOs
Article by Ralph W. Barbier, Esq. and Matthew B. Roberts, Esq. in SC Lawyer Magazine.

Managed Care: Are Physicians and Hospitals Friends or Foes?
A presentation to the North Carolina Healthcare Financial Managers' Association (NCHFMA).

Matthew is an avid photographer and has traveled extensively with his camera in hand. His walls and desk are filled with images from his travels and of his family.

Matthew’s contributions to the Midlands community include years of service as a board member for the Carolina Children's Home and as a board member of Healthy Learners. In recognition of service to child health care service provider, he received the 2010 In All Things Charity Award. 

Matthew and his wife have 1 daughter. 


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"When a client has a problem, we are not satisfied until there is a solution. It's the cornerstone of our commitment to providing quality legal service."