Fred Miles is the Founder of Miles & Peters, P.C. Mr. Miles is a nationally-recognized expert in health law and has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” published by Naifeh & Smith, the prestigious attorney ranking organization, continuously since 1992 (when this category of practice was first recognized). He has also been named a Colorado “Super Lawyer” by several publications over the course of the last ten years. He counsels health care professionals, providers and their ownership groups on licensing issues and Medicare/Medicaid certification. Mr. Miles has also provided legal counsel to the Colorado Health Care Association, the Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. He has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General to the Colorado Departments of Human Services and Health Care Policy and Financing.
Mr. Miles maintains an active regulatory trial practice, focusing on Medicare / Medicaid program issues, including fraud and abuse, licensing, certification and reimbursement. Mr. Miles also manages the firm’s government relations practice, which includes assisting clients with legislative initiatives and other matters before the Colorado General Assembly.
Mr. Miles regularly conducts educational programs for various health care professional associations and continuing education groups, including the American Care Association and its affiliates. He annually gives an in depth legal update at the Colorado Health Care Association’s Annual Convention that reviews national and state legal developments over the course of the last year. He is also a frequent lecturer at national seminars sponsored by the American Health Lawyers’ Association and the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators.
In 1989, Mr. Miles was appointed as founding Chair of the American Health Care Association’s Legal Committee, on which he still serves as an active member. This select group of experienced lawyers with national health care expertise monitors legal matters affecting the long term profession and recommends specific legal involvement in cases and regulatory matters to the Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Recently, Mr. Miles has undertaken an alternative dispute resolution practice involving mediation and arbitration of legal disputes, primarily in the health care field. His training includes:
--Arbitration Workshop, American Health Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, June 2007;
--Mediation Training, Colorado Bar Association (Mares-Dixon & Associates), 40 Hour Course, Denver, Colorado, August 2007;
--Colorado Statewide ADR Conference, Colorado Council of Mediators and Mediation Organizations, Colorado Judicial Department Office of Dispute Resolution and Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, October 2008;
--Fundamentals of Medical Staff & Peer Review, the American Bar Association Health Law Section, National Teleconference, January 2009.