Thomas J. Babbo

Thomas Babbo

Practice Areas

Health Care
Nonprofit Organizations
General Corporate, Business and Commercial

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With more than a decade of experience in the health care industry, Thomas J. Babbo provides advice and counsel to hospitals, physicians, and other health care professionals – with a particular focus in physician-hospital alignment, clinical integration, and reimbursement issues. As a health care attorney, Mr. Babbo has assisted health care organizations in transactions, corporate matters, operations issues, litigation, and government investigations.

More about Thomas Babbo

Before joining the health care practice at Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., Mr. Babbo was Assistant General Counsel for Advocate Health Care, and served as the legal counsel and Corporate Secretary for Advocate's care management and health plan contracting joint venture, Advocate Physician Partners. While at Advocate, Mr. Babbo provided legal services in such areas as managed care contracting, antitrust and clinical integration, information systems and telecommunications, medical education and clinical research, and hospital and physician practice operations. Prior to Advocate, Mr. Babbo served as Assistant General Counsel for Rush University Medical Center.

Mr. Babbo joined Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. as a Partner in 2006 and became a Shareholder of the firm in 2009.

Professional Memberships/Activities

Mr. Babbo is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and holds academic appointments at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Adjunct Professor), Rush University's Health Systems Management Program (Assistant Professor), and Dominican University's School of Business Administration (Adjunct Professor).


Mr. Babbo has spoken and published frequently on a number of diverse health care topics. A partial list of Mr. Babbo's publications and presentations includes:

  • Accountable Care Organizations and Clinical Integration Texas Hospital Association Leadership Conference (2010)
  • Interview, “Clinically Integrated Physician Hospital Organizations,” Great Boards (Winter 2009)
  • The Legal Framework for Clinical Integration, Texas Hospital Association Clinical Integration Task Force (2009)
  • Clinical Integration: Lessons Learned (the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), American Health Lawyers Association (2008) 
  • Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd Edition, Chapter 13, “Managed Care”  (Thompson-West, 2007)
  • Clinical Integration as a Physician-Hospital Alignment Strategy, American Federation of Hospitals – Fall Policy Conference (Sept. 2007)
  • Clinical Integration: Practical Insights and Current Developments, The Institute for Clinical Quality & Value (June 2007)
  • The FTC's Advocate Health Decision And Its Impact On PHO's, Clinical Integration, and Price Fixing, The American Bar Association, Health Law Section (June 2007)
  • Clinical Integration: A Physician and Hospital Strategy for Better Quality, Enhanced Competition, and Collective Contracting, Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute, American Health Lawyers Association, (Feb. 2007)
  • “Clinical Integration: Managed Care Contracting as a Catalyst for Quality Medicine,” Physician Organizations, vol. 9, issue 2, (June 2006) American Health Lawyers Association
  • Hot Topics in Managed Care, The American Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems (June 2006)
  • The FTC and Provider Networks: Collision at the Crossroads, Chicago Bar Association, Antitrust Section (May 2003)
  • “Protect Yourself: Terms and Tools for Negotiating Clinical Research Contracts,” SoCRA Source Magazine, the Society of Clinical Research Associates (2006)
  • “Chapter 5, End of Life Issues,” Legal Issues in Long Term Care, IICLE Publications (2001, 2005)
  • Do What You Gotta Do, Do What You Can: Institutional Responsibility in Clinical Research, SoCRA Annual Convention (2005)
  • “Begging the Question: Fetal Tissue Research, the Protection of Human Subjects, and the Banality of Evil,” DePaul Journal of Health Care Law (2000)
  • “Balancing IT Risks and Rewards” Interview, hfm Magazine, Healthcare Financial Management Association (2005)
  • “Interview with Thomas J. Babbo, J.D.,” Quality Management in Health Care Magazine (2001)


Illinois (1998)
Texas (2009)


Loyola University (J.D., 1998)
Loyola University (B.A., Philosophy & Classical Civilization,  magna cum laude, 1994)