Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Robert G. Tengeler

Robert G. Tengeler

Of Counsel

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Albany Office

80 State Street
Albany, New York 12207

Bob brings a unique perspective to his health care clients as he is the former Assistant Medicaid Inspector General for the New York State Department of Health. It is his extensive experience with New York State health care programs that allows him to provide clients with consultation on audits, fraud investigations, policy guidance and defense of state and federal litigation. He applies his years of service in senior positions with the New York State Department of Social Services and his knowledge of state legislation, regulations and budget initiatives to his legal practice.

Bob’s tenure on The National Medicaid Fraud Central Advisory Group provided him with insight on the federal agencies’ implementation of fraud control initiatives and fraud control procedures for the new State Medicaid Management Payment System, E-MEDNY. He was the liaison with the State Attorney General’s office in areas of potential Medicaid criminal activity and coordinated numerous joint projects with that agency.

Representative Experience

  • Represents clients on health care issues related to reimbursement, audits, licensure, criminal and business transactional issues.

Practice Areas


  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • State University of New York at Oneonta, B.A., 1972

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1976

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section

Speaking & Publications

  • "Withhold Now and Ask Questions Later - Withholds and Recoveries of Medicaid Overpayments by OMIG," NYSBA Health Law Journal, Spring 2014
  • Frequent Continuing Legal Education lecturer on the topics of ethics and Medicaid law.
  • Regularly provides presentations to health care professional associations.

Prior Experience

  • New York State Department of Health, Assistant Medicaid Inspector General
  • New York State Department of Social Services, Director of Bureau of Program Integrity
  • New York State Department of Social Services, Deputy Counsel, Medicaid Fraud Control
  • New York State Department of Social Services, Assistant Counsel, Bureau of Administrative Hearings