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 →

6 Key Trends Affecting Healthcare Real Estate in 2017

By Victor H. McConnell, VMG Health, Andrew Dick, Hall Render and Kelly M. Blumline, Hall Render Becker’s Hospital Review 1. Repeal of the Affordable Care Act On January 20, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order indicating “prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and instructed federal agencies to use “all authority and discretion available.. 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 →

Real Estate: Stark & Anti-Kickback Compliance and Real Estate Leasing Issues

Presentation by Victor McConnell, MAI HFMA Legal Issues Seminar, December 13, 2016 Victor McConnell, MAI presented on “Real Estate: Stark & Anti-Kickback Compliance and Real Estate Leasing Issues” at the HFMA Legal Issues Seminar on December 13, 2016 in Chicago, IL. read more →

The New Normal: Telehealth Gains Traction

Presentation by Ben Ulrich, CVA ABA Washington Health Law Summit Ben Ulrich, CVA presented on “The New Normal: Telehealth Gains Traction” at the American Bar Association’s Washington Health Law Summit December 12, 2016. 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 →

All Co-Management Arrangements are Not Created Equal: Understanding True Value-Drivers

By Nicole Montanaro HFMA Advisor The trend towards improved quality and transparency in healthcare is shifting hospitals’ critical success factors from financial performance to efficiency and quality performance that are on par with national and industry standards. In order effectively to elevate performance and keep up with these standards, many hospitals and health systems are involving.. read more →

Introduction to Free-Standing Emergency Rooms

Presentation by Colin McDermott, CFA, CPA/ABV AICPA Healthcare Industry Conference , November 16-18, 2016 Colin McDermott, CFA, CPA/ABV presented on “Introduction to Free-Standing Emergency Rooms” at the AICPA Healthcare Industry Conference on November 17, 2016. read more →

Who’s Buying, Who’s Selling, What Properties are Most Attractive to Investors and Will Demand & Deal Velocity Continue? An Investment Market Update.

Panel session with John Trabold, MAI Interface Healthcare Real Estate Southeast, November 16-17, 2016 John Trabold, MAI was on the panel session “Who’s Buying, Who’s Selling, What Properties are Most Attractive to Investors and Will Demand & Deal Velocity Continue? An Investment Market Update” at Interface Healthcare Real Estate Southeast on November 17, 2016. read more →