Perling P.A., Lester J.

“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

Bar Membership

Florida

Courts

U.S. District Court, Central District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States Supreme Court

Education

University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida, 1994
J.D., Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, 1980
M.H.A., Master of Health Administration

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia, 1976
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Affiliations

The Florida Bar
Member and Past Chair, Health Law Section; Member and Past Chair, Health Law Certification Committee

American Bar Association
Member, Health Law Section

American Health Lawyers Association
Member

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

“The Best Lawyers in America®” for Appellate law, 2008 and 2009, and Health Care law, 2010-2017

Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Healthcare attorney, 2006 – 2017

“Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 – 2017

“Lawyer of the Year”  Best Lawyers Fort Lauderdale Health Care Law,  2016

Best Lawyers 2014 Miami Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”

“Florida Legal Elite”  by Florida Trend Magazine, 2009 , 2010 and 2011

“Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide

USAChambers
“Packaged deals and Letters of Protection: Fraud and abuse implications”

“Overview of the Medicare Parts A & B Claims Appeal Process”

“Health Care: Whistleblowers Get More Power”

“Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook”

“Using Statistical Sampling to Challenge Medicare Overpayments and to Assist Compliance Efforts,” in Monitoring and Auditing Practices for Effective Compliance

“Regulations Against Self-referral are Facing Overhaul”

“New Sampling Guidelines. Will challenging Overpayments be Tougher”

“Statistical Sampling in the Medicare Program: Challenging its Usewith Michael D. Intriligator, Ph.D.”

“The Stark Law: Enforcement May be Just Around the Corner”

“Statistical Sampling in Medicare and Medicaid Overpayment Cases: A Defense Worth Pursuing”

“Gainsharing: A Concept Whose Time Has Come?”

“Challenges Facing Hospital-Owned Physician Practices Under the DRG Three-Day Payment Window”

“Corporate Compliance Programs”

“Health Care Advance Directives: Implications for Florida Mental Health Patients”