Our latest thinking on the healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions, & Partnership issues that matter most right now
Until recently, many hospital and health systems have counted on relatively stable margins from outreach laboratory departments. However, the economics of lab testing are changing dramatically due to depressed volume, declining payment rates, and accelerated consolidation.
Pre-merger partnership planning offers a value-add, whether the organization is an acquirer, acquiree, equal partner, or joint-venture affiliate.
As value-driven population healthcare takes hold, the most sought-after health systems will be those that can offer superior quality, access, and patient experience and loyalty at an efficient cost for a full or partial continuum of services within a region.
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Consistent membership and premium growth by U.S. payer markets is expected to continue, according to new Kaufman Hall research. Premiums for the U.S. managed care market were estimated at $2.9 trillion for 2017.
Many leading health systems focused on risk-based Medicare payment are actively seeking to enhance and broaden their home health and hospice operations organically or through partnerships.
Hospital-based and independent labs are increasingly challenged by depressed volume, declining payment rates, and market disruptions.
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