Chief Legislative Affairs Officer
Matthew has over 15 years of regulatory, political and public affairs experience. Prior to joining Zelis, Matthew oversaw the certification program at the Center for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) and Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) to ensure conformance with the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
He also served as Director of the Administrative Simplification Group for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role, Matthew was responsible for drafting the regulations that implemented Section 1104 of PPACA which specifies the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) administrative transactions.
Matthew is a published author on bioethics, has written numerous state and federal regulations, and taught as adjunct faculty at St. Martin’s University and Pierce College in Washington state.
Matthew earned a Master of Divinity from Harvard University with an emphasis in Bioethics, as well as a BA in Religion Studies from the College of Santa Fe and a BA in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California.
His greatest achievement: A place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s longest softball game.