Barry Herrin's practice is devoted primarily to health care and hospital law and policy, privacy law, and representation of tax-exempt healthcare organizations, with a particular emphasis in operational and governance issues, transactional matters, health information management and privacy issues, general compliance matters, and the establishment of physician-hospital collaboratives such as accountable care organizations, integrated delivery systems, joint ventured insurance entities, and jointly owned ambulatory surgery centers. He has over 25 years of experience, the majority of that time having been devoted to serving health care providers, from single physician practices to multi-provider systems. He has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading individual attorneys in healthcare in Georgia since 2009.
Barry is a committed volunteer in service to his community, state, and nation. He is a lifelong Scout and Scouter, earning the Eagle Scout rank in 1980, the Silver Beaver for dedicated service to the Atlanta Area Council in 1996, and the Robert E. Burt Award for Distinguished Service to Scouting from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in 2016. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary in 2015 after a 25-year career, in which he served for six years as the National Legal Officer and attained the rank of Colonel. He currently helps out with Cub Scout Pack 457 and Boy Scout Troop 254 in Cumming, Georgia. For his volunteer service and good works, he has been commissioned both as a Kentucky Colonel and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Georgia State Militia as an aide-de-camp to Governor Nathan Deal.
Barry is one of very few attorneys in the United States that is both a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association, recognitions of his professional qualifications beyond the law. He also holds a Certificate in Healthcare Privacy and Security from the American Health Information Management Association, a credential shared by many professional healthcare information managers, as well as a Certificate in Cyber Security from Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He is also a certified barbecue judge.
Rick McDuff has almost 30 years of experience as an attorney and health care executive. He comes to Herrin Health Law, P.C. as Of Counsel after spending the past 3-1/2 years as Chief Executive Officer of Interim HealthCare of the Upstate in South Carolina. As CEO, Rick oversaw the company’s home health, home care, and hospice operations that serve more than 15,000 patients per year. During his tenure, the agency’s home health division was awarded a 5 out of 5 Star Clinical Outcomes designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Prior to serving as CEO of Interim HealthCare, Rick provided a broad range of legal services to hospital systems, physicians, and post-acute health care providers throughout the Southeast. He counseled and guided clients through employment, litigation, liability, risk management, and compliance. He has returned to the practice of law with a greater understanding of the issues and challenges faced in the current environment.
Rick is an avid fly fisherman, outdoorsman, and woodworker. He enjoys playing the Bluegrass and Celtic fiddle. He is a member of the board of directors of the Foothills/Clemson Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Upstate (SC) Chapter of the American Heart Association. He is a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
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