Behavioral Health Industry: Impact of COVID-19

Behavioral Health Industry: Impact of COVID 19 on Mental Health

Written by Clinton Flume, Kelly Titus and Patrick Speights Mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs) are behavioral health conditions that affect millions of Americans. Every year, approximately one in five adults in the United States (47 million) experience mental illness. More than one-third of Americans (36%) say that COVID-19 is having a serious impact… Read More

Oncology and COVID-19: Impacts and Outlook

Oncology, Cancer Centers, Infusion and COVID-19

Coronavirus (“COVID-19) has impacted every segment of the healthcare industry, however not necessarily in a uniform fashion. It has been well publicized that “non-essential” care has largely been postponed (through both mandate and consumer behavior) across the country. Entities such as ASCs, diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, etc. have had operations slow materially. Industry observers may initially… Read More

Will Current Dialysis Treatment Trends Accelerate Under COVID-19?

Will Current Dialysis Treatment (home dialysis) Trends Accelerate under COVID-19?

The Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic is likely to impact the operations of businesses in the U.S. long after the economy reopens. For certain types of healthcare provider organizations, the outbreak has resulted in significant business interruptions due to restrictions on elective care. Other healthcare providers, such as dialysis clinics and cancer treatment centers, who provide life-saving… Read More

COVID-19’s Impact on Imaging Operations and Valuations

COVID-19’s Impact on Imaging Operations and Valuations

The defensive measures that the federal and local governments have taken to combat the rapid progression of the Coronavirus Disease (“COVID-19”) in the United States has had a significant impact on diagnostic imaging centers (“Imaging Centers”), along with every sub-sector within the healthcare industry. This article shares VMG Health’s outlook on both short and long-term… Read More

Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model – Valuation & Transaction Considerations

Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model – Valuation & Transaction Considerations

APM Overview CMS introduced the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (“APM”) on July 10, 2019 with public commentary ending September 16, 2019. Medicare may publish the final rule at any time and implement it shortly thereafter. Please note, this article is intended to analyze the proposal, but significant modifications in the methodology or exemptions may… Read More

Urgent Care Center Valuations in Turbulent Markets

Urgent Care Center Valuations in Turbulent Markets (COVID-19)

In light of the recent COVID-19 disruptions, clients across the nation have been wondering how the valuation of their business may be impacted, including urgent care centers.  Since the pandemic began attracting national headlines, we have observed (i) lower stock market prices, (ii) increased public company price volatility, (iii) interest rate shocks to the corporate… Read More

CARES Act Impact on Home Health Agencies

CARES Act Impact on Home Health Agencies

Written by John Meindl, CFA, Brad Parker, CPA/ABV and Michael Riskind The United States Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) on March 27, 2020, which addresses the need to maintain quality care across the healthcare spectrum in an attempt to control the surge of the Coronavirus Disease (“COVID-19”)…. Read More

ASCs in 2019: A Year in Review

Written by Jack Hawkins and Colin Park, CPA/ABV, ASA 2019 was another busy year for the healthcare industry full of large-scale transactions aimed at gaining greater vertical and horizontal integration. While the healthcare market as a whole saw mega-mergers in 2019, such as CVS-Aetna and Dignity-CHI, there were no large-scale transactions within the Ambulatory Surgery… Read More

Alignment Opportunities with Independent Physicians Due to COVID-19

Alignment Opportunities with Independent Physicians Due to COVID-19

Written by Colin McDermott, Kevin McDonough  and Troy Castle The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) has gripped the planet in what the World Health Organization has officially declared a pandemic. In the United States, small local businesses as well as massive national corporations in a multitude of industries have been forced to enact blanket… Read More