Partners Edward Waters and Kathy Ghiladi Selected as 2014 “Super Lawyers” in Health Care Law and Susannah Vance Gopalan Selected as 2014 “Rising Star”

By , , Published On: April 28, 2014

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is honored to announce that Health Law group partners Edward “Ted” Waters, Susannah Vance Gopalan, and Kathy S. Ghiladi have been named as some of Washington, D.C.’s “Super Lawyers” for 2014. Ted and Kathy were selected as Super Lawyers in Health Care Law for 2014, and Susannah was selected as a Rising Star in Health Care Law for 2014.

Attorneys are selected for Super Lawyers through a comprehensive evaluation process including peer nominations and third-party research. Fewer than five percent of lawyers in Washington, D.C. are selected for Super Lawyers’ prestigious list of top lawyers in their field.

Edward “Ted” Waters: Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups since 1992, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems, usually in crisis situations. He advises Federally Qualified Health Centers, Head Start programs, as well as other federal grantees, on audits, internal investigations, and billing and payment systems. Ted offers clients not only advice on complying with federal regulations, but common sense, practical advice to help each organization perform more effectively.

Kathy S. Ghiladi: Recognizing that health care providers face increasing government scrutiny, Kathy assists clients in responding to government reviews, audits, and investigations, including OIG and False Claim Act Matters. Kathy’s health law practice primarily focuses on government-sponsored health care programs such as Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act. Kathy’s passion for health policy extends beyond the courtroom, as she also serves as a commissioner on the Montgomery County Commission on Health and co-chairs an affinity group of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Susannah Vance Gopalan: Susannah provides counsel to health care clients on requirements under federal grant programs and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. She has advised health care providers and managed care organizations on matters including mental health parity requirements, impending eligibility and benefits expansions under the Affordable Care Act, and reimbursement for services provided to dual eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) beneficiaries. Susannah’s comprehensive understanding of the larger context in which federal health care programs operate has allowed her to resolve complex issues faced by her clients.

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