Ben Ulrich, CVA

Managing Director

Ben Ulrich is a Managing Director in the Compensation Division at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. His focus is providing valuation and consulting services for contractual service arrangements within the healthcare services industry. He has particular expertise in valuations relating to provider employment, on-call coverage, physician administrative and executive services, telemedicine, hospital-based coverage, management / billing, and quality initiatives. Ulrich also developed and manages VMG Health’s FMV Tools service line providing expedited, cost-effective valuation solutions to clients nationwide.

Prior to joining the Compensation Division, Ulrich worked in VMG Health’s Business Valuation division where he provided valuation services related to hospitals, specialty/surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and single and multi-specialty physician practices.

Ulrich graduated summa cum laude and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Consulting from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is currently designated as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Nick Shannon is a Managing Director with VMG Health in the Capital Asset Valuation Division. He has extensive experience providing capital asset valuation services, and consulting for domestic and international financial and tax reporting, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, lease transactions, and other purposes. Shannon has served clients across many different industries including healthcare and life sciences, consumer and industrial manufacturing, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, semiconductor manufacturing, and others.

Healthcare clients served by Shannon have included valuation engagements for hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging and radiology, oncology, medical transport, physician practices, and many more. In addition, he has performed valuation engagements for life sciences clients including pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of certified reference standards and materials, and biomanufacturing testing companies.

Prior to joining VMG Health, Shannon was a Manager for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in the engineering, construction and consulting group. The group was responsible for managing and performing tangible asset valuation engagements and collaborating on domestic and international projects across various audit, tax, consulting, and valuation service lines. Prior to joining Deloitte, Shannon was an associate for American Appraisal in the Industrial Valuation Group responsible for performing tangible asset valuation engagements for the energy and chemical industries in support of financial reporting and property tax purposes.

Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from the college of engineering at Texas A&M University. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers.

Pam D’Apuzzo is a Managing Director at VMG Health leading the Coding, Compliance and Operational Excellence Management service line. She is a recognized leader and industry expert in the area of coding and compliance. Pam’s 30-plus years of healthcare consulting experience spans academic medical centers, community hospitals, faculty practice plans and large private practices.

A trusted adviser to New York’s leading healthcare institutions, she conducts educational and training seminars and provides comprehensive compliance programs. Pam also has a successful record of practice management services including operational and billing review, practice assessment, practice start-up assistance and EMR implementation.

Pam is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Health Financial Management Association (HFMA), New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA), Suffolk County Medical Society (SCMS) and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).

Kevin McDonough is a Managing Director at VMG Health and is based out of the Dallas office. During his tenure at VMG Health, McDonough has provided valuation, transaction advisory, feasibility, and operational consulting services to the firm’s healthcare clients.

His clients include acute care hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, oncology centers, diagnostic imaging centers, dialysis centers, inpatient and outpatient post-acute care operators, physician groups, health plans and risk bearing organizations, and numerous other ancillary healthcare service businesses. In addition, McDonough helps to lead the firm’s life sciences practice providing valuation services related to many forms of medical device and pharmaceutical consulting arrangements. Finally, he has served as a consultant in the formation and development of numerous physician-hospital joint venture initiatives.

McDonough graduated cum laude and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, McDonough is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Physician Hospitals of America (PHA).

Bartt B. Warner is a Director in the Compensation Division at VMG Health and is based in the Nashville office. His focus is on providing valuation, consulting, and advisory services for compensation arrangements within the healthcare services industry.

Warner has particular expertise in arrangements for clinical services, on-call coverage, medical director and physician executive services, coverage arrangements, management services, graduate medical education, and quality initiatives. Clients include for-profit and not-for-profit health systems, academic medical centers, and other publicly owned and privately held healthcare entities. Warner started his career at VMG Health in the Business Valuation Division where he provided valuation services related to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, single and multi-specialty physician practices, and cancer treatment centers, among others.

He holds the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). In addition, he has been published in the NACVA QuickRead, Becker’s Hospital Review, the American Health Law Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association.

Warner has also presented at the American Health Law Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, the University of California, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the NACVA. He currently serves as the Chair for American Health Law Association’s Fair Market Value Affinity Group.

Carlos Flores-Rodriguez is a Director in the Capital Asset Services division at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. Flores-Rodriguez has experience in providing asset valuations related to financial reporting, purchase price allocation, normal useful life studies, and equipment lease and timeshare arrangements. Healthcare clients served by Flores-Rodriguez have included ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, acute care hospitals, cardiac cath labs, sleep labs, and pharmacies.

Flores-Rodriguez graduated magna cum laude from Suffolk University as a Griffin Honor student with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Information Systems/Operation Management, with honors in finance. Flores-Rodriguez is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers.

Clark Wilson is a Director at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. He specializes in providing valuation and transaction advisory services to businesses within the healthcare services industry. Wilson’s experience spans numerous healthcare subindustries. He has significant experience with ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, diagnostic imaging centers, cancer centers, and urgent care centers. He also has experience with valuation issues related to branding arrangements, intellectual property, and software licensing.

Wilson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University. He is designated as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. He is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute (CFA).

Debra Rossi is a Director in the Coding, Compliance, and Operational Excellence division. She has over 30 years of healthcare revenue cycle and coding experience spanning academic medical centers, community hospitals, faculty practice plans, and large private practices. She has consulting experience in all areas of practice management and is a recognized industry expert in the area of coding, compliance, and revenue cycle.

Rossi conducts educational and training seminars and has overseen comprehensive coding and compliance programs at several of New York’s leading healthcare institutions. She also has a successful record with development and implementation of revenue integrity programs, denial management, and risk adjustment (HCC coding).

Rossi is the recipient of the 2016 Health Ethics Trust Best Practice Award. She is also a co-inventor of a patent pending, award winning coding tool focused on risk diagnosis coding identification and improvement.

James Tekippe is a Director in the Compensation Division at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. His focus is providing valuation and consulting services for compensation arrangements within the healthcare services industry. He has particular expertise in valuations related to professional and technical reimbursement splits, clinical compensation, on-call compensation, subsidy coverage, and administrative compensation.

Tekippe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University and a Master of Science in Finance from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. In addition to his academic degrees, Tekippe holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation through the CFA Institute.

Larry D. Snyder has experience in the valuation of healthcare, commercial, special use, and investment grade properties throughout the United States. Snyder’s valuation experience includes determining Market Value for lending purposes, partnership considerations, purchase and sale decisions, ad valorem purposes, allocation of purchase price, and Fair Market Value for Stark Law compliance and internal planning purposes. He has been appraising commercial and special use properties since 1986.

Snyder has performed valuation assignments for numerous healthcare-related entities. Clients served include: Geisinger, Encompass, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Medical Properties Trust, Inc., Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Community Health Systems (CHS), CHRISTUS Health, USPI, Centura Health, Bluefield Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health, Blessing Hospital System, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Hospital Sister’s Health System, Ascension, Beaumont Health, Bon Secours, University of Utah, Seavest Healthcare Properties, and Alliance Oncology. Snyder has also provided valuation services to a variety of healthcare law firms including Kutak Rock LLP, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C., Foley & Lardner, and Reed Claymon Meeker & Hargett, PLCC.

Types of medically-oriented properties analyzed include: cancer clinics, medical offices, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), diagnostic imaging facilities, micro-hospitals, acute care hospitals, rehab hospitals, behavioral hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. Snyder’s valuation experience also includes non-healthcare properties such as: vacant land, leasehold analyses, and various triple-net leased properties.

Sector Experience

Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Behavioral Health
Dialysis
Hospitals
Hospital-Based Medicine
Imaging & Radiology
Oncology
Physician Practices
Laboratories
Medical Device & Life Sciences
Post-Acute Care
Telehealth & Healthcare IT
Urgent Care & Freestanding EDs

Areas of Expertise

Fair Market Value Opinions
Physician Compensation
Management & Administration Agreements