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Barry K. Cockrell

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Barry Cockrell concentrates his practice in federal and state health care, public policy, regulatory and reimbursement issues.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Cockrell has practiced in the area of health law for more than 30 years, and concentrates his practice in federal and state health care, public policy, regulatory and reimbursement issues. He also represents health care providers in federal and state administrative proceedings and contested hearings.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Cockrell has obtained regulatory approvals for more than $1 billion in health care projects throughout the State of Mississippi. He has participated in more than 100 administrative hearings and appeals involving certificates of need, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, survey/certification, facility licensure, and other areas. Mr. Cockrell routinely represents hospitals, nursing facilities and other health care providers before a variety of federal and state agencies.

On the transaction side of his practice, Mr. Cockrell advises hospitals and health systems on the structure and regulatory aspects of joint ventures, mergers, leases, and other arrangements. He also handles federal and state regulatory filings required for such transactions.

Mr. Cockrell is Editor and Co-Author of the Health Law Chapter of the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, and has served on the Adjunct Faculty of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995; Health Care Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2011, 2015 and 2019 Jackson-MS Health Care "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named as a Leading Health Care Attorney by Legal Media Group
  • Member – The Mississippi Bar
    • Past Chair and Executive Committee Member, Health Law Section 
  • Instructor – University of Mississippi Medical Center and School of Medicine 
  • Adjunct Faculty – Else School of Management at Millsaps College
  • Former Chairman – Governor's Committee on Health Care Financing and System Reform
  • Member – American Health Law Association
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006
Publications
  • Editor and Co-Author – Health Law Chapter of the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist – "Navigating the Survey Process," 2018 Long Term Care Symposium (November 2018)

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1980
    • Articles Editor – Emory Law Journal
  • Millsaps College, B.A., 1977, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1980
  • Georgia, 1980

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