Barb provides regulatory and transactional counseling to the healthcare and life sciences industries, and provides regulatory guidance on corporate and healthcare antitrust matters, particularly involving Hart-Scott-Rodino notifications. She brings a unique perspective to healthcare clients through first-hand experience as a hospital administrator in both an academic medical center and teaching health system, and a community-based health system. In her law practice, Barb advises all healthcare provider types, including hospitals and health systems, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, behavioral health facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospices. She provides guidance on federal and state issues relating to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and commercial payor issues, facility licensure, certificate of need, compliance, and assistance with a variety of healthcare transactions, including the Georgia Hospital Acquisition Act. Barb also represents providers before federal administrative agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service on reimbursement issues.
As a hospital administrator, Barb worked with hundreds of physicians and managed clinical and non-clinical staff across multiple facilities. She served on various committees including the hospital executive committee and hospital ethics committee.
While in law school, Barb was a Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (GAHA) Fellow, which offered a split appointment between the Georgia Hospital Association and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She was a legal intern with the Georgia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, clerked in a medical-malpractice litigation firm, and interned with Arnall Golden Gregory immediately following her first year of law school. Barb participated in the Georgia State University HeLP Clinic and successfully represented two children in their Social Security disability administrative appeals.
Barb has been a collaborating author on a Hospital Medicine abstract, guest-lectures for undergraduate and graduate-level health law courses, and regularly speaks at law student events.