Hospital-Based Coverage Arrangements Amid COVID-19: Transitioning Into and Out of Surge Coverage

Hospital-Based Coverage Arrangements Amid COVID-19: Transitioning Into and Out of Surge Coverage

Written by Caroline Dean and Bartt B. Warner, CVA As the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) continues to spread throughout the United States and globally, patient populations in some facilities have reached unprecedented levels. As a result, staffing needs amongst the nation’s hospitals and emergency rooms are rising in return. Healthcare providers are a limited resource and… Read More

Behavioral Health Industry: Impact of COVID-19

Behavioral Health Industry: Impact of COVID 19 on Mental Health

Written by Clinton Flume, Kelly Titus and Patrick Speights Mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs) are behavioral health conditions that affect millions of Americans. Every year, approximately one in five adults in the United States (47 million) experience mental illness. More than one-third of Americans (36%) say that COVID-19 is having a serious impact… Read More

Oncology and COVID-19: Impacts and Outlook

Oncology, Cancer Centers, Infusion and COVID-19

Coronavirus (“COVID-19) has impacted every segment of the healthcare industry, however not necessarily in a uniform fashion. It has been well publicized that “non-essential” care has largely been postponed (through both mandate and consumer behavior) across the country. Entities such as ASCs, diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, etc. have had operations slow materially. Industry observers may initially… Read More

Will Current Dialysis Treatment Trends Accelerate Under COVID-19?

Will Current Dialysis Treatment (home dialysis) Trends Accelerate under COVID-19?

The Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic is likely to impact the operations of businesses in the U.S. long after the economy reopens. For certain types of healthcare provider organizations, the outbreak has resulted in significant business interruptions due to restrictions on elective care. Other healthcare providers, such as dialysis clinics and cancer treatment centers, who provide life-saving… Read More

COVID-19’s Impact on Imaging Operations and Valuations

COVID-19’s Impact on Imaging Operations and Valuations

The defensive measures that the federal and local governments have taken to combat the rapid progression of the Coronavirus Disease (“COVID-19”) in the United States has had a significant impact on diagnostic imaging centers (“Imaging Centers”), along with every sub-sector within the healthcare industry. This article shares VMG Health’s outlook on both short and long-term… Read More

Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model – Valuation & Transaction Considerations

Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model – Valuation & Transaction Considerations

APM Overview CMS introduced the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (“APM”) on July 10, 2019 with public commentary ending September 16, 2019. Medicare may publish the final rule at any time and implement it shortly thereafter. Please note, this article is intended to analyze the proposal, but significant modifications in the methodology or exemptions may… Read More

Urgent Care Center Valuations in Turbulent Markets

Urgent Care Center Valuations in Turbulent Markets (COVID-19)

In light of the recent COVID-19 disruptions, clients across the nation have been wondering how the valuation of their business may be impacted, including urgent care centers.  Since the pandemic began attracting national headlines, we have observed (i) lower stock market prices, (ii) increased public company price volatility, (iii) interest rate shocks to the corporate… Read More