Barbara J. Rogers

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8522 phone
Barb Rogers is an associate in the Healthcare Practice. She is a member of the firm’s Hospitals and Health Systems Committee, Healthcare Information Technology Committee and Change of Ownership (CHOW) team. Ms. Rogers brings a unique perspective, having worked as a hospital administrator in clinical and non-clinical departments, within both an academic medical center and community-based health system. In the spring of 2015, Ms. Rogers was honored with the Health Law Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Law, given jointly by the Georgia Bar Association and Georgia State University Center for Law, Health and Society.

Ms. Rogers focuses her practice on providing regulatory counseling for a variety of clients in the healthcare and life sciences industry, including nursing homes, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities, hospices, physician groups, and other healthcare providers. Ms. Rogers provides guidance on federal and state issues relating to compliance, facility licensure, certificate of need, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and a variety of healthcare transactions.

Ms. Rogers graduated from Florida State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Communications, with a focus in Advertising and a minor in Business. She marched in the “World-Renowned Marching Chiefs” and served as section leader of the 90 member trumpet section. Mrs. Rogers later attended Georgia State University, where she obtained her Master of Business and Master of Health Administration degrees. A few years later, Ms. Rogers returned to Georgia State University to obtain her Juris Doctorate, where she also completed the Health Law Certificate program, with honors.

Ms. Rogers served as a Fellow with the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorney’s, which offered a split appointment between the Georgia Hospital Association and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She also volunteered with the Georgia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, clerked in a medical-malpractice litigation firm, and worked with Arnall Golden Gregory immediately following her first year of law school. While at Georgia State, Ms. Rogers participated in the HeLP Clinic and successfully represented two clients in their Social Security disability administrative appeals.

As a hospital administrator, Ms. Rogers worked with hundreds of physicians and managed clinical and non-clinical staff across multiple facilities. Ms. Rogers served on various committees including the hospital executive committee and hospital ethics committee. In regard to the latter, Ms. Rogers spearheaded a 5-location pilot program, working directly with the health system medical ethics director, to facilitate outpatient completion of advance directives for chronic patients. By the end of the pilot program, the locations had expanded to include more than 100 Georgia outpatient facilities.

Ms. Rogers has served as a board member of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives and worked as a collaborating author on a Hospital Medicine abstract. Ms. Rogers has guest-lectured for graduate-level health courses and has been a guest speaker at numerous law student events.