Barney is a director in HORNE's healthcare services where he focuses on preparing providers for the healthcare delivery models of the future and improving the quality of healthcare delivery through data-driven quality improvement practices, culture change and physician engagement. Barney also specializes in strategic planning, organizing physicians into managed care entities such as Independent Practice Associations and Physician-Hospital Organizations, re-engineering practice structures and reviewing managed care contracts. He also plays an integral role in facilitating HORNE's new business development opportunities across all healthcare service lines especially in regards to creating and maintaining strong relations with healthcare attorneys through the firm's extensive commitment to the American Health Lawyers Association.
Barney joined HORNE in 1995. Prior to this he clerked for the Mississippi Supreme Court and practiced law in the private sector, primarily in litigation and business related matters. He has also served as interim administrator for small and medium sized IPAs and for a large, regional PHO.
Barney earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He is a graduate of Mississippi College School of Law and HORNE's Healthcare Delivery Institute's Advanced Training Program.
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Accountable Care Organization Task Force
- Mississippi Bar Association, Health Law Section
- Mississippi Chapter of the IPA Association of America
- Outstanding Foresight and Leadership Award (1996-1998)