Neal D. Barker joined HSG in 2001 and became a partner in 2015. He came to the firm with several years of managed care and physician practice experience. Neal served as a provider relations representative and physician credential coordinator for a 2,000-member Independent Practice Association and fulfilled various roles within primary care and dental practices. Today, he provides clients with expertise and leadership in: physician practice mergers and consolidations; physician practice operational improvement; physician network development; physician employment and practice acquisition; physician compensation (including independent and employed, medical directorships, and call pay); physician-hospital alignment strategies (including professional service and co-management arrangements) and strategic planning for both hospitals and physician groups.
A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Neal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. He also serves as Healthcare Strategy Group’s representative with the Indiana Hospital Association.