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. Mr. Barbier's 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.
Mr. Barbier 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. Mr. Barbier also received a degree in finance from the University of South Carolina.
· Best Lawyers in America - Health Care Law since 2011
· Best Lawyers in America - Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year" - Columbia, 2013
· Leadership Columbia
77 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that 77 attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014.
13 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013
Thirteen Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named as a "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 by Best Lawyers in America®.
Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list for 2013.
"Should peer review of medical errors be public; Doctors, hospitals, lawyers back plan stalled in Senate?"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Ralph Barbier speaks to The State newspaper about efforts of the SC Legislature to change state law so that peer reviews of medical professionals are kept confidential.
62 Attorneys Named to the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 62 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®.
Fifty-nine Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America®; Five Practice Areas Listed Among Top in the Carolinas
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 59 of its attorneys have been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers®.
Nexsen Pruet Earns Designation as 'Midlands Green Business'
Nexsen Pruet has earned designation as a Midlands Green Business, joining other Columbia-area organizations that are committed to environmentally responsible practices in the workplace.
Six Elected Members at Nexsen Pruet
Six attorneys have been promoted to Members at Nexsen Pruet.
Protecting Directors, Officers, Members and Volunteers from Liability
A presentation for Public Charities in South Carolina.
Managing Managed Care: Providers Fight Back Against HMOs
Article by Ralph W. Barbier, Esq. and Matthew B. Roberts, Esq. in SC Lawyer Magazine.
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
Civic & Professional Memberships
· American Health Lawyers Association
· South Carolina Bar
· National Health Lawyers Association/American Academy of Health Care Attorneys