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Richard D. Sanders


Phone: (404) 806-5575 ext. 703
Fax: (866) 871-2238

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.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996
  • Duke University, Political Science and History, 1992

Videos by Richard D. Sanders


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