Matthew W. Rappleye, Esq.

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Phone: (717) 556-1005

Matt concentrates his practice on health law, healthcare litigation and insurance coverage issues. His practice involves the representation of hospitals, doctors and healthcare professionals and includes counseling, mitigation and litigation.  He advises healthcare clients on risk mitigation, quality improvement and medical staff issues.  Matt works with hospitals and physician practices on issues pertaining to electronic health records and implementing and managing electronic medical records systems.  In addition, he maintains an active litigation practice defending healthcare providers in professional liability matters.

Matt has an extensive insurance counseling and insurance coverage practice.  He works closely with the underwriting committees of several professional liability insurers and assists in the drafting of insurance contracts, policy language and endorsements for insurers, as well as providing advice and counsel with respect to internal manuals, policies and applications.  Matt handles insurance coverage questions and insurance coverage litigation.  He has advised professional liability insurers and insureds, general liability insurers and insureds and others on the scope, meaning and interpretation of policy provisions.  He has litigated coverage questions in state and federal court in the Commonwealth, as well as other courts around the country.  Matt also has experience advising clients on insurance bad faith issues and litigating insurance bad faith claims in Pennsylvania.

Matt has worked closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance and Mcare on various issues pertaining to professional liability insurance coverage.  He has participated in Insurance Department hearings regarding questions pertaining to Mcare coverage and has litigated Mcare coverage in the Commonwealth Court.

Practices

Litigation

Risk Mitigation and Safety

Quality Assurance and Peer Review

Insurance

Appellate and Post-Trial Advocacy

Labor and Employment

Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1989

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Illinois

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Memberships

Berks County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

Former Member of Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Berks County

Former Board Member and Chair of Administration, Finance and Personnel Committee, Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.