Leslie Howard, Esq. is a Founding Member and Chief Executive Officer of Howard Healthcare Group, a New Jersey–based company representing providers nationwide, such as surgeons, medical groups, and hospital-based physicians in driving up their reimbursement for under-reimbursed, outright denied, written-off, untimely, and aged out-of-network surgical claims from insurance companies by utilizing post appeal actions tailored for each claim. Leslie Howard’s legal experience and intricate understanding of ERISA and state healthcare regulations, plus her personal experience and knowledge of the ground-up inner workings of medical reimbursement have led to much of her success. Ms. Howard learned and developed this unique approach to utilizing appeals and post appeal actions to increase out-of-network claim reimbursements after working as in-house counsel for a large plastic and reconstructive medical group and ambulatory surgery center. Leslie Howard received her law degree from Fordham University in 1992.