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
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
- University of South Carolina, B.S., 1990
- University of South Carolina, J.D., 1994
Bar & Court Admissions
Civic & Professional Memberships
- American Health Lawyers Association
- South Carolina Bar
- National Health Lawyers Association/American Academy of Health Care Attorneys