Ralph Barbier practices in the health care area. He regularly advises hospitals and physicians on projects requiring certificate of need, exemption or non-applicability determinations from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. His scope of practice also includes advising hospital boards, administration, and medical staff leadership on physician credentialing and peer review issues, including investigations and the fair hearing process. He also focuses on state health licensing issues and compliance/fraud and abuse investigations.
Ralph received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was Research Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and a member of the John Belton O'Neill Inns of Court. He also received a degree in finance from the University of South Carolina.
•Best Lawyers in America since 2011
•Recognized as Best Lawyers in America - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year - Columbia, 2013
•Leadership Columbia Graduate
Speaking & Writing
The New Relationship Between the Medical Staff & Physician Employment
December 12, 2013
Speaker, Legal Trends in Hospital Credentialing and Peer Review, South Carolina Medical Association's Seventh Annual Health Law Symposium, February 2013
Speaker, Third Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, March 2010, Charlotte, NC
Make the Most of Protecting Your Quality and Safety Information, South Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Hospital Risk Managers, May 2009