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Hospital Independence Assessments
04/04/2017

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… READ MORE

Urgent Care: Understanding Value to Manage Transaction Expectations
01/09/2017

Urgent care is in the investor spotlight. Private equity, venture capital, health insurers, and health systems all want a piece of it, and transaction activity in the industry is high…. READ MORE

5 Reasons Why You Should Develop Ambulatory Care Satellites
11/30/2016

Despite the attention being given to potential repeal of the Accountable Care Act, we can be reasonably certain that some aspects of health care reform are unlikely to be overhauled… READ MORE

How Risk Affects Valuation
11/01/2016

Business valuation is as much an art as a science. It not only requires technical knowledge of valuation methodologies, it requires the valuator to have significant judgement and the industry… READ MORE

Medicare Shared Savings Program 2015 Results and the Future of ACOs
10/17/2016

To date, just under one-third of accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been eligible to share in savings.  This situation is changing somewhat as ACOs gain experience in managing populations of… READ MORE

Assessing the Financial Impact of a Hospital Acquisition: Six Factors
09/21/2016

Once a letter of intent (“LOI”) is executed for the acquisition of a community hospital or health system, a due diligence process that assesses all aspects of the target organization… READ MORE

MACRA and the New ACO Dynamic
09/07/2016

CMS wants more physicians to participate in ACOs and other alternative payment models (APMs). It’s best if they are risk-taking ACOs, but any ACO seems to be better than none…. READ MORE

Beyond Benchmarks: Five Considerations in Structuring Physician Compensation Arrangements
06/14/2016

Healthcare system executives are well aware that physician employment agreements must be consistent with Stark and Anti-Kickback legislation requiring that they not pay more than fair market value (FMV) for… READ MORE

The Evolving Academic-Community Partnership: Part II – The Proactive Collaborator
06/07/2016

Proactive collaboration allows AMCs and community counterparts to benefit from each other’s strengths, creating value that wasn’t necessarily sought or derived from more traditional partnering approaches. In Part I of… READ MORE

Physician Engagement for the Established CIN
05/04/2016

Physician engagement is critical to CIN success. True engagement, however, takes vigilance and a long-term commitment; having physicians join your network is just the beginning of the process. Our experience… READ MORE