Ober | Kaler
As chair of the Health Law Group in the firm of Ober | Kaler, Mr. Teplitzky offers his experience to clients - typically large health care companies and delivery networks - who seek help with fraud and abuse problems and representation in federal or state investigations. His experience in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues and policies includes representation of clients before the United States Department of Health and Human Services and in various United States district courts and courts of appeals. He represents health care providers with respect to Medicare and Medicaid fraud investigations and related matters. He also represents professional and trade associations, negotiates with state and federal authorities, and provides counsel with respect to a broad range of legislative issues.
Mr. Teplitzky served as an attorney for the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, where he provided legal advice to the Health Care Financing Administration on reimbursement policies and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and coverage litigation filed against the Department. He had primary responsibility for developing policies and regulations to implement the Medicare and Medicaid Anti Fraud and Abuse Amendments of 1977 and was appointed to - and served on - the Health Care Financing Administration Backlog Regulations Task Force, which was established to resolve longstanding policy questions concerning reimbursement for health care services furnished to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
Mr. Teplitzky was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (formerly the National Health Lawyers Association) in 1986, and served as its President in 1993-1994. He was the Chair of the AHLA Health Care Fraud and Compliance Program from 1992 through 2000. In 2005, he was included in the inaugural class of the AHLA Fellows. In 2008, he was presented with the AHLA David J. Greenburg Service Award. Mr. Teplitzky is a frequent lecturer and author on fraud and abuse issues.