VMG’s Health Care Transactions and M&A Report: 2016 Trends and 2017 Expectations

By John Meindl and Winston Smart AHLA Healthcare Transactions Resource Guide Health care 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 megadeals in 2015, when excluding 2015, the dollar value of deals has continued to.. read more →

Ways and Costs to Align: The Valuation of Physicians, Hospitals, ASCs and other Healthcare Providers

Presentation by Don Barbo and John Meindl Becker’s Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting, April 18, 2017 Managing Director, Don Barbo and Manager, John Meindl presented on, “Ways and Costs to Align: The Valuation of Physicians, Hospitals, ASCs and other Healthcare Providers ” at Becker’s Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting on April 18, 2017. To view the full presentation,.. read more →

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 indicate that approximately 64.2% of behavioral health facilities are privately.. read more →

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 a nursing home or similar facility.   What care.. read more →

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 →