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

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).. read more →

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

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.. read more →

OIG Fraud Alert: Physician Compensation & Indirect Benefits

OIG Fraud Alert: Physician Compensation and Indirect Benefits By Jen Johnson, CFA and Matt McKenzie Compliance Today The most recent Office of Inspector General fraud alert (OIG Fraud Alert), published June 9, 2015, cautioned referring physicians that entering into fraudulent medical directorship and office staff arrangements could result in criminal, civil, and administrative sanctions.1 The.. 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 The Office of Inspector General has posted a favorable Advisory Opinion (No. 16-07)1 today regarding a savings card program under which individuals who have prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D and receive discounts on a drug that is statutorily.. 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 →

Payments and FMV Considerations in Reviewing Telemedicine Arrangements

Payments FMV Considerations in Reviewing Telemedicine Arrangements By Ben Ulrich, CVA The Health Lawyer The growth in telemedicine adoption and demand for physician coverage services have raised a new challenge for healthcare providers and health systems alike. Navigating provider availability, access and the reimbursement environment, as well as the ever-changing state-by-state regulatory environment requires heightened.. read more →

The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative: The Latest in Primary Care Compensation and Upcoming Fair Market Value Challenges

By Jen Johnson, CFA and Mary Fan, CVA The CPC+ Initiative In April of 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative. It’s the largest investment in primary care transformation to date as part of the shift towards value-based reimbursement (VBR). This reform program is an.. read more →

Fair Market Value: Gaining Attention Within Life Sciences

Fair Market Value: Gaining Attention Within Life Sciences By Jen Johnson, CFA American Bar Association Health eSource As the count and monetary value of fraud and abuse settlements and judgments in the healthcare sector continues to rise year over year, the federal government has sought to keep pace through investing in infrastructure and legislating requirements.. read more →

Tangible and Intangible Assets in the Valuation of a Healthcare Business

Written by Richard Romero The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, April 11, 2016 Experts Elliott Jeter, CFA, CPA/ABV and Kevin Florenz, ASA bring their insight to the Ambulatory M&A Advisor to help potential buyers and sellers understand the important differences in intangible and tangible assets for healthcare transaction purposes. Click here to read the full article. read more →