Pac-Man Is Gobbling Up the Health Care World: Know Who To Call!

As many of you know, the health care provider world in North Carolina, and throughout the USA, is changing rapidly. Smaller providers are getting absorbed by bigger providers at an increasingly rapid pace. Some of those small providers cannot survive alone without the financial backing of a larger provider.

It reminds me of the Atari game of my childhood, “Pac-Man.” I am sure that all my readers remember playing Pac-Man as a youth or their children playing Pac-Man. If not, you are surely too young to understand this blog.

Pac-Man (or Ms. Pac-Man, in 1982, two years after Pac-Man was released) would gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble up pellets and try to avoid the super scary ghosts, which tried to eat Ms./Mr. Pac-Man. Once Pac-Man consumed all the pellets, you advanced to the next level.


While this analogy is wildly simplistic as an analogy for the current situation in health care in North Carolina and throughout the USA, I find the analogy fitting. Think of the super scary ghosts (Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde) as…well…certain providers that you should avoid absorbing…or, hence, get eaten alive.

The point of the health care market today is to eat as many pellets as possible without being eaten by Inky, Pinky, Blinky, or Clyde.

I have blogged about this “Brave New World” of health care providers merging, selling, and consolidating previously (you have to love Aldous Huxley). See blog. And blog.

However, I have never provided you with an actual contact with whom you may correspond to explore merger, acquisition, and partnership ventures.

But guess what…for those of you who have continued to read, despite my simplistic analogy, here comes the contact information.

First, the required law disclosure: This is a personal endorsement. There is no guarantee of outcome. My recommendation is not being made on behalf of my law firm, Gordon & Rees, although Mr. Rodgers’ company, see below, is a client of the firm.  

So when you are contemplating who to call, my recommendation is Gene Rodgers! ‘Cause he ain’t afraid of no ghosts!!


Meet Gene Rodgers. His company, Community Based Care, is interested in acquiring health care providers in North Carolina, as well as the rest of country. See below:


Gene Rodgers, Community Based Care


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Posted on March 30, 2016, in Behavioral health, Doctors, Health Care Providers and Services, Home Health Care Agencies, Knicole Emanuel, Medicaid, Medicaid Attorney, Medicaid Contracts, Medicaid Providers, Medicaid Reform, Medicaid Services, Medicare Attorney, Mergers and Acquisitions, NC, North Carolina, Physicians, Provider Medicaid Contracts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.



    I still play PacMan every night for ten minutes and HAVE TO SCORE 29,100 or more points EVERY NIGHT before retiring to pray/read or crash in exhaustion.m

    Habit of playing PacMan came over 29 years ago when after every hectic day in psychiatry practice, there is not much ANYTHING LEFT IN MISERABLE DAY except few tired minutes of video game. PacMan is no longer being manufactured, so I go on line and buy once a year used PacMan game to keep my managed care stress down.

    I am not intimidated AT ALL by most complex case, I am intimidated by too much demand on my documentation.

    I enjoyed your PacMan analogy.

    Vik ShuklaMD

    Sent from my iPhone


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