Faced with intense competition and Medicare payment cuts coming as early as January 2018, hospital labs are assessing strategic options at an accelerated pace. Hospitals with large outreach laboratory businesses could experience significant declines. Health system executives should look to innovative partners and structures to determine an optimal path forward for their laboratory businesses. In a rapidly changing healthcare industry, time is of the essence.

In a new Industry Flash Report, Kaufman Hall reviews recent transaction activity in the sector and the key factors and players involved.