Published by ImagingBiz
Reimbursement cuts over the past 18 months have caused financial strain for numerous freestanding imaging centers and a slowed pace in imaging center transactions. These changes have brought on acquisitions of struggling imaging centers by health systems and multi-site operators at depressed EBITDA multiples or even at value of tangible assets.
Although freestanding imaging center transactions have slowed, observations show an increase in multi-center transactions between multi-site operators and health systems. Because the facilities involved are large, imaging transaction structures have moved away from acquisition and shifted toward strategic partnerships. Matt Strother further explains in this article how these new strategic partnerships are beginning to form regional imaging networks.