4 Reasons to Joint Venture Your Behavioral Health Unit

Written by William Teague, CFA and Matt Crook Becker’s Hospital Review The behavioral health industry is undergoing a wave of consolidation with the emergence of multi-location chains and growth of for-profit operators. A major reason behind this growth has been regulatory changes including the 2016 revision of the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (“IMD”) Exclusion,.. read more →

Bundled Payment Program Expansion Delayed 3 Months by CMS

By Winston Smart VMG Health On Tuesday March 21, 2017, the Federal Register will publish an interim final rule delaying the effective dates of a final rule regarding bundled payment programs published January 3, 2017 titled “Medicare Program; Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models; Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care.. read more →

Key Valuation Issues for Healthcare Leadership

Presentation by Thomas Warrington, CVA, Don Barbo, CPA/ABV, and Bartt Warner, CVA HFMA Maryland Spring Institute, March 13, 2017 Managing Directors, Thomas Warrington and Don Barbo and Manager, Bartt Warner presented on “Key Valuation Issues for Healthcare Leadership” at the HFMA Maryland Spring Institute in Annapolis, MD on March 13, 2017. read more →

On-campus Medical Office Buildings: Is a Premium Warranted? If So, When and Why?

By Victor McConnell, VMG Health and Andrew Dick, Hall Render Killian Health & Lyman PC AHLA Connections Health care real estate assets are often referred to as being located “on-campus” or “off-campus.” While real estate market participants may differ in their criteria for referring to a property as on- or off-campus, the Centers for Medicare.. read more →

Healthcare Litigation Alert: Physicians and Others Affiliated with Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas Indicted in Massive Conspiracy

By Don Barbo, Managing Director and John Meindl, Manager VMG Health The U.S. Department of Justice announced on December 1, 2016, that various parties, including physicians and executives, affiliated with Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas (FPMC) have been charged in a federal indictment with various felony offenses stemming from their payment and/or receipt of.. read more →

Determining Reasonable Price for Physician Non-Compete Buyouts: One Size Does Not Fit All!

By Don Barbo and John Meindl Becker’s Hospital Review Increasingly, physicians are choosing to enter employment relationships with larger practices or hospital-affiliated entities instead of owning their own practices. Employment contracts will often include non-competition covenants that restrict the employed physician from competing with the practice during and after the employment relationship has ended. Unfortunately,.. read more →

OIG Fraud Alert: Physician Compensation and Indirect Benefits

By Jen Johnson, CFA and Matt McKenzie Compliance Today read more →

Understanding the implications of OIG Advisory Opinion 16-07

Understanding the Implications of OIG Advisory Opinion 16-07 By Bartt B. Warner, CVA Becker’s Hospital Review read more →

VMG Health Announces Jason Ruchaber as Managing Director to Lead New Denver Office

PRESS RELEASE DALLAS, TX, June 27, 2016 – Jason Ruchaber, CFA, ASA has joined VMG Health as a managing director with the Business Valuation Division and will be leading VMG Health’s newly formed Denver Office. With existing offices in Dallas and Nashville, VMG Health’s expansion into Denver is an important strategic move that positions the.. read more →

Hospital Valuation: Analyzing the Correlation of Hospital Size and Deal Multiple

How Size Influences Hospital Valuation Intuitively, large hospitals are more attractive as acquisition candidates when compared to smaller hospitals due to certain structural advantages. Larger hospitals can take advantage of economies of scale, attract skilled workers, access capital markets and create integrated provider networks. Because of these advantages, one might expect to observe higher transaction.. read more →