William H. Stiles

Counsel
T: (207) 253-4966
  • University of Maine School of Law (J.D., 1995), magna cum laude
  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1991)

Highlights

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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

Biography

Will enjoys a good challenge. Whether it is involves taking up telemark skiing as a 40-something, or pressing a novel legal theory, his approach is simple: a can do attitude, creative thinking, good old-fashioned hard work, and, most importantly, keep it fun (and yes, even Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement can be fun).

Although most peoples’ eyes glaze over at the mere mention of Medicare and Medicaid regulations, Will has a strange infatuation with ensuring that his health care industry clients are correctly reimbursed for the important services they provide. He enjoys appearing before the Medicare Provider Reimbursement Review Board (as well as State Medicaid agency hearing officers), and relishes the opportunity to poke holes in governmental overpayment determinations. He speaks fluent Medicare and Medicaid, including the unique dialects of DSH, TEFRA, CAH, GME, SCH, MDH, Bad Debts and TPL. Will’s approach has helped his clients obtain well over $100 million of additional Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement (and has saved his clients tens of millions more defending against overpayment claims).

A frustrated author at heart, Will believes that a compelling story lies beneath even the most complex litigation, and success often depends upon teasing out a simple message, and sharing it through well-prepared witnesses, strong supporting data, and crisp writing.

Outside of the office, Will enjoys creating a dynamic and supportive community by volunteering time with non-profit agencies, boards and committees. In 2012, Will helped to create the WinterKids’ Downhill 24, a 24-hour team alpine ski race that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to help children lead healthy lives.

Will is passionate about his family, travel, food and winter. A die-hard “Sugarloafer” (ask me), Will has not yet given up on his dream of appearing in a Warren Miller ski movie.

Public Service

Board of Directors, WinterKids (June 2011 - present)
Advisory Council, The Center for Grieving Children (2011 - present)
Board of Directors, The Center for Grieving Children (2003 - 2009)
Adjunct Professor, Health Care Law, University of Maine School of Law (2006 - 2008)

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Health Law Section (2001-2003)
American Health Lawyers' Association
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Maine Hospital Association and Maine Medical Association Confidentiality Law 
    Work Group (1998 and 1999)
Maine Hospital Association HIPAA Work Group (2001)

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law (J.D., 1995), magna cum laude
  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1995

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Honors

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Health Care Law since 2006, and 
    Litigation - Health Care since 2018