Whether you require a valuation for regulatory compliance, business purposes, taxation, financial reporting or any other reason, VMG Health provides expert opinions and advisory services. Trusted by our clients since 1995, VMG Health has in-depth knowledge and experience with the ever-changing issues that impact value. Industry participants know there are a myriad of market-based changes and regulatory nuances that should be fully understood when entering into a healthcare transaction. Transactions include components related to the business value, as well as intangible assets, including intellectual property and trade name. As a result, our nationwide network of clients relies upon VMG Health’s appraisal services to assist with:
Fair market value (FMV) is the standard of value required for the majority of transactions within the healthcare setting. The primary reason for this standard is to ensure that transaction price is established absent the consideration of referrals to the healthcare facility. VMG Health understands the regulatory guidelines which should be considered in a FMV opinion such as: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on tax-exempt organizations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under Stark Law, and by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) under the anti-kickback statute. VMG Health has expertise with valuing every potential piece of a transaction, including intellectual property, such as brand valuations.
A fairness opinion provides documentation demonstrating an unbiased opinion related to the financial fairness of a transaction. These opinions are typically required to help protect any party that has a fiduciary responsibility, such as company directors and investors. These opinions require financial rigor and a thorough understanding of the healthcare industry and transaction terms.
To determine the fair value of assets and liabilities for tax and/or financial reporting purposes, it is critical to stay abreast of the ever-changing accounting framework, as put forth by both the international financial reporting standards (IFR) and the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). VMG Health’s experts understand the continuous accounting changes related to goodwill, intangible assets and business combinations as outlined in these standards including: ASC 805 Business Combinations (formerly SFAS 141R and SFAS 141), ASC 350 Intangibles (formerly SFAS 142), ASC 360 Property, Plant, and Equipment (formerly SFAS 144), IAS 36, IAS 38 and IFRS 3.