John is a partner in our healthcare practice.
John Barnes brings over 20 years of experience with managed healthcare issues to the DWT healthcare practice group. He has represented numerous major healthcare providers across the country, focusing on negotiating, implementing, and enforcing managed care arrangements.
Whether he is negotiating directly with payers, or serving in a trusted advisor role, John brings a keen understanding of national trends in managed care. With these insights, he advises his provider clients along every step of the client-payer relationship. From early stages, the development of go-to-market strategies, redefining payer-client relationships if necessary, pre-litigation strategies, or post- termination processes, John has earned his clients' trust by navigating them towards a better market standing and improved revenue cycle.
In addition to his managed care transactions practice, John frequently serves as lead or advisory counsel in managed care litigation matters, with amounts in dispute in excess of $100 million.
John also advises clients on CARES Act and No Surprises Act compliance.
Through live speaking engagements and webinars, John provides thought leadership to the legal community. He has earned recognition from such organizations as Legal 500 and Super Lawyers.
Large health system negotiations
Advised a Fortune 25 company on healthcare compliance issues in a $3 billion spinoff of major components of the business.
Advised numerous healthcare systems on No Surprises Act implementation issues.
Advised numerous healthcare systems on CARES Act compliance issues, including OIG audits of compliance with Provider Relief Fund terms and conditions.
Admitted to Practice
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2001
B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 1997
- Selected to "BTI Client Service All-Stars," BTI Consulting Group, 2022
- Named in "Practice Guide for Healthcare: Advice to Service Providers," Legal 500, 2021
- Selected to "Northern California Rising Stars" in Health Care, Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2010, 2013-2014
- McDonough Holland & Allen PC, Sacramento, Calif., 2001-2010
- DLA Piper, Sacramento, Calif., 2010-2015
- King & Spalding, Sacramento, Calif., 2015-2022