Mergers and Acquisitions

In most purchase and sale transactions, the purchase agreement is accompanied by and incorporates disclosure schedules that include certain relevant information to the transaction. In the rush of negotiations, diligence, and transition planning, it is easy to overlook the importance of the disclosure schedules. However, these schedules are much more than a mere compilation of

Hospital M&A activity has been increasing recently, and when these transactions are public knowledge, opposition from the physician community (as well as the hospital staff) to such types of transactions may also be a side effect.  Physicians are vital to the operation of a hospital, and any resistance from the physician community, could be a

Earlier this summer, I wrote about the new conditions of participation for hospitals that, among other things, would have required medical staff participation on hospital governing boards. As I suggested might happen, it appears CMS may revisit this requirement. Specifically, CMS has apparently directed state survey agencies not to assess compliance with this requirement, or

My earlier post explored various real estate strategies frequently used in hospital M&A transactions.  Each of those different approaches – using real estate assets to secure acquisition financing, increasing existing lines of credit, or monetizing the real estate assets through divestiture – reflect different objectives and opportunities.  But, real estate is more than “location, location,

Medical group acquisitions by hospitals will likely continue at a significant rate. Through these acquisitions, physicians can achieve efficiencies and economies of scale that may not be available to independent practices. While an acquisition offer might come as a welcome opportunity, the process involves a series of complex issues that can seem overwhelming. There are

Although not the only factor, government payment reform initiatives in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are widely perceived as driving health care market consolidation.  Perhaps more significantly than mergers between hospitals, the ACA has created new interest in mergers across service lines (as reported herehere, and here).  Hospitals, physician groups, outpatient

Increasingly, state antitrust enforcement authorities are taking an interest in and/or becoming involved in the review of hospital transactions. While parties often focus on the review process at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), careful planning will take into account the fact that the State antitrust authorities may become involved as well. Among other things, it

While I may be stating the obvious, hospitals and health systems are complex creatures that frequently drive local economies, culture and population health status (among other things).  Accordingly, when considering a potential change of control transaction, it is critical that you examine what drives your organization and what [in the community] your organization drives