ASCs in 2020: A Year in Review

ASCs 2020

Written by Jack Hawkins & Colin Park, CPA/ABV, ASA 2020 was a unique year for the healthcare industry as it experienced a once in a lifetime event. While the healthcare market as a whole was tremendously impacted by the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, the Ambulatory Surgery Center (“ASC”) sub-industry was acutely impacted due to interruptions in… Read More

3 Major Themes from Public Healthcare Firms during COVID-19 – Part 3: Mergers & Acquisitions

Contributors: Colin McDermott, Anthony Metke, Spencer Coronado As the healthcare sector continues to operate affected by the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, insights and experiences from the provider sector are particularly interesting. In this three-part series, VMG Health has summarized key observations regarding the following three major themes from public healthcare firms: Part 1: COVID-19’s impact on… Read More

3 Major Themes from Public Healthcare Firms during the Third Quarter of 2020 – Part 2: Expense Management and Cost Savings

Contributors: Madison Whyde, Alex Malin, Chris Madden Among the companies covered for Q3 2020, there was a continued emphasis on expense management and cost savings strategies. As mentioned in Part 1, COVID-19 restrictions began to ease up in many markets with patient volume reapproaching normalized levels. While many companies are still experiencing increased costs related… Read More

Spotlight on Life Sciences – Healthcare Real Estate

life sciences real estate

Written by Grace McWatters, Victor McConnell, MAI, ASA, CRE, Larry Snyder, MAI Largely driven by growth in the biotechnology research and development segment, real estate associated with the life sciences, which utilizes a combination of office, flex, and lab space, has emerged as a highly favored asset. Accounting for approximately 100 million square feet of… Read More

3 Major Themes from Public Healthcare Firms during the Third Quarter of 2020 – Part 1: Patient Volume

Contributors: Savanna Dinkel, Blake Madden and Keith Ponsler As the healthcare sector continues to operate affected by the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, insights and experiences from the provider sector are particularly interesting. In a three-part series over the coming weeks, VMG will summarize key observations and common themes from public healthcare firms on the following topics:… Read More

Amid a Perfect Storm in Healthcare, a Cautioned Approach to Physician Compensation Surveys is Warranted

Amid a Perfect Storm in Healthcare, a Cautioned Approach to Physician Compensation Surveys is Warranted

Several changes to the healthcare industry are coming to a head at the same time, creating a perfect storm for physician compensation professionals. One question for these individuals looms large: have market physician compensation and productivity surveys lost their luster? The impacts of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19” or “COVID”), significant proposed changes to the 2021… Read More

3 Major Themes from Public Healthcare Firms during COVID-19 – Part 3: Mergers & Acquisitions

Contributors: Anthony Metke and Spencer Coronado VMG Health has completed its review of healthcare Q2 earnings season, which was one of the most unpredictable quarters for providers and payors to-date. Given that the pandemic impacted the entirety of the second quarter, insights and experiences from the provider sector are particularly interesting. In this three-part series,… Read More

340B Program & Oncology: What You Need to Know

340B Program, Oncology Practices and oncology consolidation

Written by Ashley Dyke & Jordan Tussy The future of the 340B Program remains up in the air as policy makers continue to scrutinize its reimbursement model, citing a potential contribution to rising drug costs and a shift in site-of-service for cancer treatment.8,20 Will the uncertainty of 340B disincentivize hospital consolidation of oncology practices? Is… Read More

Changes are Coming: Considerations for Physician Compensation Under the Proposed 2021 CMS Physician Fee Schedule

Physician Compensation 2021 CMS Physician Fee Schedule, CMS Fee Schedule

With significant changes to relative value unit (“RVU”) values proposed to take effect in 2021, the time for hospitals and health systems to prepare for action is now. Proposed CMS Physician Fee Schedule Changes In August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released proposed changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule that will… Read More