Mr. 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.
During his 16 years as Insurance Commissioner, John participated in and/or presided over numerous proceedings, both informal and formal, which involved disputes between the insurance company and the policyholder regarding proper rates, proper classifications of risk, coverage language, exclusions language, and other matters. He developed a national reputation as a patient consumer advocate and America’s first public official to create a specialized government division to address the health insurance issues impacting healthcare providers and patients. He further led the nation in the establishment and enforcement of the most comprehensive prompt payment regulations for major medical claims in the United States.