Home Health Business: Are You In or Out?

Home Health Business: Are You In or Out? By: Colin McDermott, CFA, CPA/ABV, Corey Palasota, CFA & Wilbur Benitez A frequently cited solution to reducing rising healthcare costs is to place patients in the lowest cost setting of care. Accordingly, the home health business has become at the forefront of many discussions within the healthcare.. read more →

Vascular Access Center Valuation Considerations in 2017

Vascular Access Center Valuation Considerations in 2017 By: Brad Brumbaugh, CFA, CBA, CMEA and Jason Ruchaber, CFA, ASA Vascular Access Centers (“VACs”) are outpatient facilities that specialize in access maintenance for patients with end stage renal disease (“ESRD”). ESRD patients that develop vascular access problems as a result of dialysis, such as prolonged bleeding, inadequate.. read more →

Call Coverage: Should independent contractors be compensated more than employed physicians?

Call Coverage: Should On-Call Independent Contractors be Compensated More Than Employed Physicians? By Bartt B. Warner, CVA Compliance Today The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986 (EMTALA) created a need for hospitals that participate in Medicare to have physicians available to provide emergent medical services to patients in the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED). Thus,.. read more →

VMG’s Healthcare M&A & Transactions Report: 2016 Trends & 2017 Expectations

VMG Health’s Healthcare M&A and Transactions Report: 2016 Trends & 2017 Expectations By John Meindl and Winston Smart AHLA Healthcare Transactions Resource Guide Healthcare M&A activity continued its half-decade long growth trend in 2016. Though the dollar value of total deals decreased relative to 2015 due to a spike in managed care mega deals in.. read more →

Joint Venturing Your Behavioral Health Unit? Insights and Valuation Considerations

Joint Venturing Your Behavioral Health Unit? Insights and Valuation Considerations By William Teague, CFA and Matt Crook VMG Health Market Overview The behavioral health industry has historically been a fragmented market comprised mainly of independent freestanding operators, state institutions and acute care hospital departments. Current estimates by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.. read more →

7 Things You Need to Know About PACE Programs

7 Things You Need to Know About PACE Programs By Genevieve Gerten and Kevin McDonough VMG Health What is it? Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (“PACE”) provides comprehensive healthcare services for the frail and elderly. PACE serves as an alternative opportunity to allow the elderly to remain in their communities, rather than going to.. read more →

4 Reasons to Joint Venture Your Behavioral Health Unit

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.. 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 Building: Is a Premium Warranted? If So, When and Why?

On-campus Medical Office Building: 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 Healthcare 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.. read more →