Lab Marketing Services Agreements FMV (EKRA)


A high level overview of lab marketing services agreements under the new law, Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (“EKRA”) EKRA brings a regulatory change that is having a drastic impact on the lab marketing services arena, including commission-based payments to marketing and sales professionals. EKRA is designed to prevent referrals in exchange for… Read More

Would Your Ambulatory Surgery Center Pay Less in Income Taxes as a C-Corporation Under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act?

ASC Income Taxes

This article is intended only for general informational purposes. VMG Health is not rendering tax, accounting, financial, or other professional advice through this article. This article is not intended to replace such professional advice or services, nor should it be used as a basis for any action or decision which may affect your business or… Read More

Financial Feasibility & Speculative Medical Office Building Construction

So, You’re Building (or Investing In) a Medical Office Building… In decades past, a speculative (“spec”) building for medical tenants was rarely constructed, as few real estate developers were willing to take on the perceived risk associated with the medical sector due to comparatively high tenant improvement (“TI”) packages, uncertain absorption periods, and the dominance… Read More

Valuing a Practice in a Physician Practice Management Context – It’s All About Salary, Sustainability and Succession

If you discuss the current transaction environment with healthcare professionals, Physician Practice Management (“PPM”) deals would be one of the hottest trends you would hear about. Strategic operators looking to defend their existing facilities from competition and private equity buyers seeking to deploy idle capital have made acquisitions of physician practices in specialties such as… Read More

What to Know About Quality Metrics: The Quality Metrics Quiz

VMG Health Quality Metrics Quiz

A high level overview of quality metric market trends and value drivers from a valuation firm’s perspective. In a value-based reimbursement environment, critical success factors have shifted from financial performance toward cost efficiency and quality performance benchmarked to national standards. With the growing influence of quality outcomes measurement organizations, such as The Joint Commission, LeapFrog,… Read More

Radiology Groups: What to Consider when Selling Your Practice

Radiology Groups: What to Consider When Selling Your Practice

The radiology industry is highly fragmented with independent groups accounting for approximately 45% of the estimated $18 billion in annual revenue (Swingman). Independent radiology groups and potential buyers understand that the market is extremely active due to investors’ access to capital, opportunities for consolidation, and the nature of radiology business operations. Radiology practices typically have lean… Read More

Acquisition Risk Considerations for Dental Practice Investors

Acquisition Risk Considerations for Dental Practice Investors

Written by Alex Jarocki, CVA, Brad Brumbaugh, CFA, CBA, and Jason Ruchaber, CFA, ASA Most people cringe when they think about going to the dentist, but even a root canal is painless compared to a DOJ investigation. During 2016 the Federal Government recovered $2.5 billion in federal losses from false claim actions[1] in the healthcare industry,… Read More