Just a few words can make a big difference, and the right words can hit you at the right time to become transformative. My next guest Clifford Barnes embraces every challenge as an opportunity to empower change through dynamic discussion. He brings the issues of healthcare law to his table. Barnes believes that no matter what position or condition you are in, improving health equity in this country will give you an equal shot.
How we combine health equity and value-based purchasing in the Medicaid space will address the health inequities in which health disparities exist. Barnes has reinvented himself around health equality and values based contracting as a real incentive for providers, payors, and government to resolve these issues through appropriately structuring the healthcare landscape. One person can make a difference! Prioritizing health equity in the boardroom is his goal.
Clifford Barnes is a Shareholder of Epstein Becker Green in the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice in the firm’s Washington, DC and New York offices and has been employed with EBG for over 40 years.
Clifford Barnes is a transactional attorney and represents providers, including home health and nursing facilities, hospitals, hospital systems, and ancillary service companies and managed care organizations specializing in representing Medicaid managed care companies; non-profit associations, including Medicaid Health Plans of America. Mr. Barnes is the co-founder of Medical Health Plans of America, the national trade association for Medicaid managed care plans. Mr. Barnes represents health plans in provider contracting, including value based contracting. Mr. Barnes counsels clients on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, contracting, regulatory and insurance issues, and compliance program effectiveness. Most recently, Mr. Barnes has worked with home health companies in connection with a temporary suspension from Medicaid. Mr. Barnes has also worked with EBG Advisors, a consulting firm affiliated with Epstein Becker Green, to implement National Health Insurance in the British Virgin Islands. Mr. Barnes has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Health Care Law.
Prior to law school, Mr. Barnes worked several years in health administration. Mr. Barnes has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Pace University, an MBA in Health Administration from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Natural Resources Law.