Healthcare Litigation Alert: Physicians and Others Affiliated with Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas Indicted in Massive Conspiracy

Forest Park Litigation Alert

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on December 1, 2016, that various parties, including physicians and executives, affiliated with Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas (FPMC) have been charged in a federal indictment with various felony offenses stemming from their payment and/or receipt of approximately $40 million in bribes and kickbacks for referring certain patients… Read More

Hospital Valuation: Analyzing the Correlation of Hospital Size and Deal Multiple

Hospital Valuation

How Size Influences Hospital Valuation Intuitively, large hospitals are more attractive as acquisition candidates when compared to smaller hospitals due to certain structural advantages. Larger hospitals can take advantage of economies of scale, attract skilled workers, access capital markets and create integrated provider networks. Because of these advantages, one might expect to observe higher transaction… Read More

The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative: The Latest in Primary Care Compensation and Upcoming Fair Market Value Challenges

Comprehensive primary care

The CPC+ Initiative In April of 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative. It’s the largest investment in primary care transformation to date as part of the shift towards value-based reimbursement (VBR). This reform program is an extension of the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative that launched… Read More

Hospital Valuation: Beware of Market Approach “Rules of Thumb”

Throughout history, mankind’s ability to recognize patterns (especially potentially dangerous patterns) in the environment and respond quickly was crucial to survival. The study of evolutionary psychology describes how mankind has evolved into pattern-recognizing machines that connect dots and draw conclusions out of patterns we think we find in nature. In a similar way, hospital valuation… Read More