Making the Business Case for Healthcare M&A: Top 5 Reasons

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
and Danielle Bangs, Principal

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Seventy percent of healthcare executives expect more mergers and acquisitions across healthcare sectors in 2022, a KPMG survey found, while 30 percent of healthcare investors plan to increase deal activity by 10 percent or more. For hospital and health system leaders, it’s a good time to consider: What’s your business case for M&A? We’ve seen […]

Why Amazon’s One Medical Deal Matters

by John Harris, Managing Director
and Danielle Bangs, Principal

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Amazon made a major move into healthcare in July when it announced plans to buy One Medical in a $3.9 billion deal. Suddenly, theoretical discussions about the future of healthcare—a future that could be dominated by tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Apple—came into sharp focus as the potential for Amazon to reinvent primary […]

What’s Your Post-Merger Financial Outlook? Why a Pre-Merger Gut Check Is Critical

by Danielle Bangs, Principal

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One of the most important considerations in finalizing a healthcare merger is how well the consolidated entity will perform, financially, after the deal is complete. Many times, leaders get so caught up in the blocking-and-tackling of due diligence—a time-consuming exercise that protects their organization from material risk—that their ability to see past the point of […]

Case Study: Developing a Regional Oncology Program

by Mark Dubow, Director

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Challenge: Design a strategy to become the market leader for oncology services across a broad region that accounted for implications of emerging trends specific to: incidence of tumor sites, population, evolution of care, competitor vulnerabilities, and oncology reimbursement.   Contact our Thought Leader: Mark Dubow, Director, mdubow@veralon.com

Fair Play, Fair Pay: Assuring Provider Pay Equity

by Karin Chernoff Kaplan, Managing Director

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It’s not easy to determine if there is equity in provider compensation across your organization, given the many departments, specialties, and roles—but it’s essential. Consider the following hypothetical: A local news source reports a 30% pay discrepancy between your male and female maintenance employees performing the same work. Chances are you would rather not have […]

Responding to 5 Competitive Threats to CINs

by Molly Johnson, Consultant

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Health systems and their Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) face threats from a variety of competitors, including market disruptors, that may lure away aligned independent physicians and patients. Although the landscape of these competitors differs by market, they threaten the core business of CINs and complicate health system alignment with independent physician groups. Contact the Author: […]

Magnitude of Financial Pressures Demands Fast, Actionable Financial Planning

by J. David Robeson, III, Principal
and Ross Shuster, Manager

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Yet again, the latest Omicron surge delivered a financial punch to hospitals and health systems across the country, with many organizations experiencing one of their worst quarters ever this year. Now, healthcare leaders must take a fresh look at their financial planning process to determine their way forward in a turbulent environment. When the highly […]

Beyond ‘Shark Tank’: Applying Healthcare Valuation Multiples Is Harder than It Seems

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO
and Jessica E. Stack, Principal

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It’s a familiar scene from a blockbuster show: A billionaire investor sizes up a company by dividing the value of the company by its annual profit to find the multiple. It’s a metric used to assess the market value of an asset, and in the world of “Shark Tank,” it comes to investors quickly and […]

Anatomy of a Deal Series No. 5:
After the Deal Is Over: What Hospital Integration Looks Like

by Daniel M. Grauman, Managing Director & CEO

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The devil is in the details. A year after the merger of Independent Hospital (IHX) and Regional Health System (RHS), the work of integrating these facilities is still underway. Some aspects of integration, such as reviewing group purchasing contracts, food services agreements, opportunities to consolidate back-office functions and more, have been relatively easy to complete. […]