Richard D. Sanders

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Richard D. Sanders represents a variety of healthcare providers on a broad range of issues, including business transactions, fraud and abuse compliance (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark), Certificate of Need (CON) issues, medical staff credentialing, Medicare reimbursement, antitrust policy, and legislative activities. He also assists providers in their relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies.

 After graduating from Duke University in 1992 with a double-major in political science and history, Rich earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in 1996. In 2013, Rich was rated as a “Top Rated Lawyer in HealthCare Law” and has a AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell™. Rich currently serves on the adjunct faculty at Emory University and teaches courses in business and regulatory law. In 2004, he was awarded Professor of the Year. Rich is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, where he worked with an Atlanta-based unit supporting the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy. His non-profit activities have included: Secretary of the Board of Buckhead Baseball (Cal Ripken League), Member of the Board of the Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation, and member of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club. He and his wife Rebekah live in Buckhead and have three children: James (2000), William (2002) and Caroline (2005). They are members of the Cathedral of St. Philip Episcopal Church in Atlanta.


12/3/2011, Basis of Employment Agreements

3/7/2013, Dealing with the Bull of Healthcare Reform: Are you a Cowboy or a Clown?

5/23/2013, Final HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules

Spring 2014, A Gold Medal Performance: Addressing Common “Red Flags” before a HRSA Operational Assessment

Spring 2014, Playing by the Rules: Complying with HRSA Core Section 330 Program Requirements

2/10/2015, Contract Negotiations Basics of Physician Employment Agreements

2/15/2015, HIPAA Breach Notification Rules and Cybersecurity Update

6/10/2015, Understanding and Operating a FQHC within a Risk-Based Managed Care Environment

10/15/2015, Protecting Health Information and Identity Theft Prevention

3/16/2016, “Agents of Change Can Be Employees or Independent Contractors”

3/16/2016, HIPAA Privacy and Security Training

4/2016, Cybersecurity Planning and Risk Assessments

4/28/2016, OSHA Training for Community Health Centers

5/3/2016, Professionalism Issues in Healthcare Representation

6/9/2016, Stay Out of Jail: Managing Your Risk of Compliance Liability

6/12/2016, “What’s all the Mumbo Jumbo about MACRA?”

8/2/2016, Healthcare Regulatory Update, including Heatlh Insurance Marketplaces and Compliance Issues

11/2016, Basics of Relative Value Units and Physician Compensation

9/20/2016, Is Your Center Properly Insured?

11/3/2016, Consolidation in the Healthcare Marketplace

11/16/2016, HIPAA Privacy and Security Training

3/10/2017, Will Congress Repeal and Replace the PPACA?

4/26/2017, Healthcare Compliance Update for FAHCs, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, and False Claims Act compliance

5/12/2017, “Professionalism: Interactions Between In-House and Outside Counsel-Panel Discussion

6/22-25/2017, 1st 100 Days of Trump Healthcare

7/11/2017, Healthcare Regulatory Update

3/1/2018, Professionalism Perspective from Retired Healthcare Attorneys (Moderator)

3/8/2018, HIPAA Privacy and Security Training, including Cybersecurity Planning and Implementation

3/28/2018, Washington and Wall Street: How Will a Rapidly Changing Regulatory & Business Landscape Affect IPAs?

4/17/2018, Compliance Update and Training, including Compliance Prorgram Structure and Operations

4/24/18, Conolidation in the Healthcare Industry and its Ipmpact on Physician Practices

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Health Care

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-666-5014  Phone
866-71-2238  Fax
University Attended:
Duke University, A.B., Political Science and History, 1992
Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Year of First Admission:
1998, Alabama; 1996, Georgia
Birth Information:
Tachikawa Air Base, Japan, April 10, 1971

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Birmingham, Alabama

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