“a superb practitioner with a wealth of experience.” – Chambers USA, 2012
Lester J. Perling is a board-certified health law attorney with extensive experience as a health care executive. He holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration. He has had significant experience with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues, privacy of health care information (HIPAA), federal and state administrative proceedings, provider operations issues, corporate compliance programs, physician credentialing, transactions between health care providers, and related matters for health care providers.
Perling had more than 10 years of experience as a health care executive. He held various administrative positions, including Chief Executive Officer, with investor-owned and community hospitals of all types.
“well known for regulatory compliance issues, his litigation experience and Medicaid-related issues.” – Chambers USA, 2016
Perling is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Florida Atlantic University and teaches health law in its Health Care MBA program. Perling has also taught courses at Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University, School of Business and Entrepreneurship in provider group practice dynamics, fraud and abuse, and risk management.
“find him exceptional in his broad base of knowledge and his ability to put things in the context of statute regulations.” – Chambers USA, 2017
He is a frequent national author and lecturer on various health law and health management topics. Perling’s many published works include: “Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook,” a step by step guide to the appeals process published by Aspen Publishers; “Overview of the Medicare Parts A & B Claims Appeal Process” Chapter in 2009 Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Update published by Aspen Publishing and edited by Andrew D. Ruskin; and “Health Care: Whistleblowers Get More Power” article in a June 2009 issue of the National Law Journal.
“very smart” – Chambers USA, 2017
Perling was recognized with an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the agency’s highest mark for both competency and ethics and is achieved by only 5 percent of attorneys. Perling was also designated a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine for eleven consecutive years, recognized in 2006-2017 by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers in Healthcare, recognized in 2008-2017 by the top legal guide “The Best Lawyers in America,” published by Woodward and White and designated a 2009, 2010 and 2011 “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine. He was named the Best Lawyers 2014 Miami Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year.” He is Past Chair of The Florida Bar’s Health Law Section and Health Law Certification Committee.
“really fine lawyer.” – Chambers USA, 2017