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Debbie Osgood to Present on New Title IX Regulations at Vizient University Health System Consortium in Chicago

Debbie Osgood, Partner at Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., will be leading a session at the Legal and Compliance Network Meeting being held by the Vizient University Health System Consortium.  The Meeting will be held October 24-25, 2019 at the Conrad Hotel in Chicago,   Debbie’s session, ” Title IX […]

  Oct 23, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Chicago City Council Passes “Fair Workweek Ordinance”: Here’s What Restaurant and Healthcare Employers Need to Know

On July 24, 2019, the Chicago City Council unanimously approved the Fair Workweek Ordinance (the “Ordinance”), designed to enforce predictable shifts for lower wage employees across a wide range of industries. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a supporter of the bill, is expected to sign the Ordinance into law in the […]

  Jul 29, 2019  |  By    |   On Firm News

Sheila Sokolowski Elected Shareholder

Sheila Sokolowski has been elected a shareholder of HMBR effective July 1st.  Ms. Sokolowski joined HMBR as a partner in the health care practice in 2010.  Since that time, she has expanded her practice to advise clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to merging health care data streaming platforms to […]

  Jul 3, 2019  |  By    |   On Data Privacy and Protection

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 John Marren and Tom Babbo. 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 John Marren and Tom Babbo. 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 John Marren and Tom Babbo. 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 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

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