SANFORD V. TEPLITZKY provides legal guidance on fraud and abuse issues to clients in virtually every sector of the healthcare industry. This includes counseling and defense in investigations and/or prosecutions involving Medicare or Medicaid fraud and abuse, structuring joint ventures and other business arrangements, and assistance with respect to the creation and implementation of corporate compliance programs. From 1975 through 1979, he was with the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In 1977, he was assigned the primary responsibility for developing policies and regulations to implement the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments of 1977.
Mr. Teplitzky was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (formerly the National Health Lawyers Association) in 1986 and served as its President in 1993-1994. In 2005, he was included in the inaugural class of the AHLA Fellows and is currently Chair of the Fellows. In 2008, he was presented with the AHLA David J. Greenburg Service Award. He was the Chair of the AHLA Health Care Fraud and Compliance Program from 1992 through 2000. Mr. Teplitzky is a frequent lecturer and author on fraud and abuse issues.