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Hospital Mergers: Obstacles and Solutions

By Thomas Babbo and John Marren. Edited by Mary Grace Babbo.  The Current State of Hospital Mergers  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 […]

  Jun 13, 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