Stacked Compensation Arrangements: What To Consider

Stacked Compensation Arrangements

The number of employed physicians continually increases as both hospitals and health systems navigate alignment strategies surrounding the shift to value-based care. As a result, the issue of “stacked” compensation is becoming more prevalent as physicians are continually taking on more administrative roles to support these alignment strategies. Stacked compensation refers to taking the individual… Read More

ASCs in 2018: A Year in Review

Written by Colin Park and Clint Smith 2018 was another dynamic year for the healthcare industry filled with continued evolution of patient care models and transactions aimed at gaining scale and greater vertical and horizontal integration. Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway and other major players are plotting their entrance into the healthcare marketplace. The healthcare industry… Read More

Lab Marketing Services Agreements FMV (EKRA)

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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