Law Graduate Named One of Georgia State’s First 40 Under 40

Barbara Rogers (M.B.A. ’08, M.H.A. ’09, J.D. ’15), an associate in the health care practice at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, has been named one of the  Georgia State University Alumni Association’s inaugural 40 Under 40. The program recognizes the most influential and innovative graduates who embody the values of Georgia State. Created to celebrate Panthers who are making a difference in their respective organizations and communities, the outstanding young alumni were honored by Georgia State President Mark Becker at the ceremony on March 22.Rogers focuses her practice on providing regulatory counseling for a variety of clients in the health care and life sciences industry, including nursing homes, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities, hospices, physician groups and other health care providers. She provides guidance on federal and state issues relating to compliance, facility licensure, certificate of need, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and a variety of healthcare transactions.

Barbara Rogers (MBA ’08, M.H.A. ’09, J.D. ’15) and Georgia State University Mark Becker

Rogers is a member of the firm’s hospitals and health systems committee, health care information technology committee and change of ownership team. While serving on a hospital executive committee and hospital ethics committee, she spearheaded a five-location pilot program, working directly with the health system medical ethics director, to facilitate outpatient completion of advance directives for chronic patients. By the end of the pilot program, the locations had expanded to include more than 100 Georgia outpatient facilities.

She is also a HeLP Advisory Council member and has served as a board member of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives. She has guest-lectured for graduate-level health courses and has been a guest speaker at numerous law student events. The 2015 recipient of the Health Law Award for Outstanding Achievement, she was as a summer fellow with the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and interned with the Georgia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit as a law student.

“I grew up in a large family on a 60-acre farm in Florida. We did not have much but we had each other,” she said. “We all learned the value of hard work and to respect and appreciate the few things we did have, and that family always comes first.”