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Yearly Archives: 2018

It’s Time for ACOs to Properly Follow MSSP Compliance Regulations

By Carol Hogan and Kathleen Salzer.  Edited by Mary Grace Babbo. Time for a Reexamination: Why ACO Compliance is Important  When an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) files for renewal after their initial three-year participation agreement, CMS reviews all of the ACO’s materials to ensure that the ACO group follows all […]

  Aug 7, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care

Overcoming Market Power Sensitivities in Hospital Mergers: Part 1

By John Marren and Tom Babbo, Edited by Mary Grace Babbo.  The Rise of the Hospital Merger  In a post-recession America, the value and scope of hospital and healthcare mergers have risen considerably. 2015 saw a large spike in the number of mergers and acquisitions, with the all-time largest valuation of […]

  Jul 15, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care

FEDERAL STUDENT AID: The Program Review Process – A Former Fed’s Advice on what to Expect and How to Respond

If you are reading this, you are probably well aware that Federal Student Aid (FSA) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) conducts program reviews at institutions such as yours to verify compliance with the Title IV Higher Education Act (Title IV) rules and regulations. We think it would be […]

  Jun 26, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Breaking Down the Acronyms to Understand MACRA

By  John Marren and Tom Babbo. Edited by Mary Grace Babbo.  In a political climate where government initiatives for healthcare are constantly created and revised, it can be difficult and tedious to keep the acronyms and program-specific language straight – even for the physicians whose professions and patients are affected […]

  Jun 11, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care

Is Clinical Integration a Better Prescription than Shared Savings?

By John Marren and Tom Babbo. Edited by Mary Grace Babbo   Despite the best efforts of accountable care organizations (ACOs) within the Medicare program and the use of shared savings models among private payers to realign the otherwise perverse incentives of the fee-for-service health care payment system, costs to […]

  Jun 5, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care

Debbie Osgood – Speaks on Title IX Compliance Updates and OCR Enforcement

  Debbie Osgood will be the key speaker at an upcoming webinar presented by Stetson University College of Law Title IX Compliance Issues in the Trump Era: Updates on Title IX Policy and OCR Enforcement June 12, 2018 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Register Now: $250 Speaker: Debbie Osgood, Esq. […]

  Jun 1, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Gainful Employment Updates

As we await the publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Gainful Employment Rule (OMB started review on the rule on May 17, 2018), schools should not forget that June 13th is a deadline for reviewing and submitting corrections to their Draft GE Completer’s List.  This is a […]

  May 30, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

HMBR Attorneys to Present at the 2018 CECU Legal Workshop and Convention in Orlando, Florida

     Don’t miss the 2018 CECU Legal Workshop and Convention  June 3 – 6, 2018 Orlando, Florida        Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. attorneys will be presenting and participating on panels at CECU’s Legal Workshop and Convention.          At the Legal Workshop, on Monday, June 4, […]

  May 22, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Patrick Deady speaks at the AFL-CIO’s Annual Union Lawyers’ Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

Patrick E. Deady appeared on a panel to discuss how to bargain contracts and advise your clients on Health Care in light of the Affordable Care Act at the annual AFL-CIO LLC Union Lawyers Conference on May 18

  May 22, 2018  |  By    |   On Firm News

OCR Offers New – and FREE – Technical Assistance In Website Accessibility Issues

With Jonathan Helwink After recently dismissing hundreds of a single complainant’s website accessibility cases due to a lack of sufficient agency resources, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it is launching a new proactive technical assistance initiative to help schools of all types in making […]

  May 17, 2018  |  By    |   On Education