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Sheila Sokolowski and Robyn Shapiro Present on Legal Issues Involving Researchers at Upcoming SOCRA Conference

    Sheila Sokolowski and Robyn Shapiro will be speaking on September 27th at the 2018 SOCRA  Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.      Legal Issues Involving Researchers, Including Fraud and Misconduct Traditionally research has been the one area in medicine where, other than the regulatory process, there has been […]

  Sep 19, 2018  |  By    |   On Firm News

Overcoming Market Sensitivities in Hospital Mergers: Part 4

By Thomas Babbo and John Marren. Edited by Mary Grace Babbo.  In part 1 of our series on hospital mergers, we discussed the rising trend of health system mergers, and part 2 continued this discussion in terms of obstacles and solutions. In part 3, we explored exactly how clinical integration […]

  Sep 16, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care

Overcoming Market Power Sensitivities in Hospital Mergers: Part 3

By Thomas Babbo and John Marren. Edited by Mary Grace Babbo.  In part 1 of our series on hospital mergers, we discussed the rising trend of health system mergers, and part 2 continued this discussion in terms of obstacles and solutions. Now, in part 3, we’ll delve deeper into how […]

  Aug 31, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care

Overcoming Market Power Sensitivities in Hospital Mergers: Part 2

By Thomas Babbo and John Marren. Edited by Mary Grace Babbo.  In part 1 of our series on hospital mergers, we discussed the rising trend of health system mergers, and the potential problems they create. Now, we will enumerate some of the challenges that mergers that create market concentration face, […]

  Aug 16, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care

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

By Mary Grace Babbo. Edited by Carol Hogan and Kathleen Salzer. 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 Thomas Babbo and John Marren. 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 […]

  Jul 15, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care

Breaking Down the Acronyms to Understand MACRA

By Thomas Babbo and John Marren. 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 Thomas Babbo and John Marren. 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 consumers […]

  Jun 5, 2018  |  By    |   On Health Care