Merging for Value: 4 Key Benefits from the Beth Israel Lahey Health Merger

by Scott Stuecher, MHA, Veralon

Healthcare megamergers are picking up steam, with the merger of Aurora Health Care and Advocate Health Care completed in 2018 and the merger of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health (now CommonSpirit Health) finalized earlier this year. Optum also completed their acquisition of DaVita Medical Group in June of this year. It’s a trend that […]

A New Way to Affiliate: Health System Equity Investment in Physician Groups

by Daniel M. Grauman and Benjamin Tudor

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Experts already predict another record-breaking year for private equity investment in physician practices, with 45 deals announced or closed in Q1 2019 alone. As private equity interest in ophthalmology and dermatology stays hot, and as other specialties capture investors’ attention and dollars, some health system leaders are offering an alternative to private equity capital by […]

Assessing the Financial Impact and Viability of a Hospital Acquisition

by Sean Looby, Manager
Becker's Hospital Review
February 2018

Hospital M&A deals continue at a rapid pace. Evaluating a prospective deal requires a more detailed process of transaction due diligence than ever before, as tightening reimbursement and pressures to lower costs mean decreasing margins for error in decision making.

Hospital Independence Assessments

by Scott Stuecher, Manager

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Consolidation among healthcare providers has continued at a significant rate over the last decade. In 2005, 45% (2,220) of acute, non-federal community hospitals were independent; by 2015, the figure had fallen to 34% (1,677)[1]. Factors driving this consolidation have been well articulated and thoroughly examined, and include financial distress, competitive pressures, the challenges of success […]

Mergers and Real Competition

by John Harris, Director & Stu Schaff, Manager
HFM Blog
December 2014

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  It’s easy to get swept up in merger mania. Many industry observers see rapid consolidation with no end in sight. In fact, a recent report by one major consulting firm posited that only about half of the current health systems will be left standing in 10 years. This conclusion was supported by analyses from […]

The Evolving Rationale for Consolidation in Health Care

by Dan Grauman, Director & CEO & Katherine Cwiek, Manager
HFM Blog
July 2015

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Consolidation in the healthcare industry is well-established and moving full-steam ahead. There were an average of 100 hospital transactions per year between 2011 and 2014, compared with 60 per year in the preceding four-year period.a More than 60 percent of U.S. hospitals are now part of a health system.b In most major metropolitan areas, the […]