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Regulatory Considerations Affecting Tax-Exempt Healthcare Entities

In addition to IRS and taxation considerations, tax-exempt healthcare entities must comply with the same federal and state regulations regarding the transfer of property or services as for-profit entities. Outlined in The BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, 4th edition, the chapter author Robert F. Reilly, MBA, CPA/ABV/CFF, provides a brief overview of some of the regulatory considerations that a valuation analyst should be aware of in property or services transfer transactions. Read more >>

Top questions valuators should be prepared to answer when valuing a healthcare business

In BVR’s recent webinar, The Devil in the Valuation Details: Top 10 Questions Lawyers and Healthcare Organizations Ask, experts Jessica Stack and Denise Palencik (both of Veralon) covered the top 10 questions that valuation analysts should be prepared to answer when valuing a healthcare business. Here, we summarize five of the questions and answers. Read more >>

Key challenges facing hospitals and what you need to know before valuing them

Hospital valuations require a thorough understanding of the industry and, specifically, the challenges and opportunities related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and overall transformation within the healthcare industry. In BVR’s publication, Guide to Ancillary Healthcare Services Valuation, contributors G. Don Barbo and Robert M. Mundy cover some of the top challenges hospitals face and how these challenges have changed the way hospitals conduct business. Read more >>

When the marriage is over, what is the physician practice worth?

When a physician gets divorced, the value of his or her ownership interest in the practice is often included as an asset for property distribution purposes. In the BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, contributing author Stacey D. Udell dives into how the value of a physician practice is based on the valuator’s informed judgment applied to the specific facts and circumstances. Read more >>

7 Tips for Valuing—and Designing—Buy-In and Buyout Agreements for Medical/Dental Practices

Healthcare valuation expert Mark Dietrich, who has more than 40 years of experience designing and valuing buy-in and buyout agreements, recently wrote an article for the Business Valuation Update identifying a number of best practices for both valuation analysts and consultants with respect to these matters. Read more >>

Five Hospital Value Drivers That Can Influence a Valuation

Many factors can influence the value of a hospital. It is imperative that a business appraiser undertaking these complex assignments is both mindful and understanding of the unique circumstances and nuances inherent in valuation within this industry in order to generate a sound opinion of value. Read more >>

Key Points for Developing Compensation Valuation Report Content for a Healthcare Appraisal

No specific professional standards govern the content and requirements for appraisal reports in compensation valuation (CV), and there is very little professional literature on this topic. In the BVR/AHLA Guide to Valuing Physician Compensation and Healthcare Service Arrangements, author Timothy Smith looks to the business valuation standards and discusses how to adapt and expand on these standards to address areas that are unique to CV practice and appraisal issues. Read more >>

Home Hospice Companies: Top Trends and Value Drivers

Valuation experts faced with valuing a home hospice business may think it is similar to other home health service businesses, but, while there are similarities, some material differences can affect a valuation. In a recent BVR webinar, Hospice Valuation: Trends, Value Drivers and Physician Compensation, experts Darcy Devine and William Hamilton, both of Buckhead FMV, gave an overview of what exactly a home hospice business is and some of the main factors to consider when valuing these types of companies. Read more >>

Common pitfalls to avoid in healthcare valuation engagements

In BVR’s recent webinar, Healthcare Valuation: Approaches to Value and Common Pitfalls, experts Nicholas Janiga and Fred Lara (both of Healthcare Appraisers) covered the most common pitfalls to avoid when working on a healthcare valuation engagement. Watch the clip on the issues that can arise in these types of engagements. Read more >>

Healthcare valuation 101: Surgery center case study

In BVR’s recent webinar, Healthcare Valuation 101, Jim Lloyd and Kathryn Culver (both of PYA) presented a case study in which their client engaged them to value a controlling interest in a multispecialty surgery center. Keep reading for the key facts on the case and be sure to watch the webinar clip in which the presenters cover the case study in detail. Read more >>

Special situations affecting home healthcare value

Healthcare is arguably the most highly regulated industry in the country. For any healthcare valuation, appraisers should have a reasonable understanding of regulations affecting healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations and a grasp of the current changes that Congress and state legislatures may enact. Excerpted from the Guide to Ancillary Healthcare Services Valuation, here are some special considerations to take into account when valuing home healthcare businesses. Read more >>

Tips on choosing the best valuation approach when valuing home healthcare businesses

As with other industries, a unique set of variables drive the profitability and risks associated with home healthcare service lines, making it difficult to make global assumptions. Appraisers need to develop an understanding of each home healthcare service line and how they interact if the subject business operates in two service lines or more. Appraisers also need to choose the best valuation approach for the unique service line they are valuing. Here are a few tips on each of the approaches. Read more >>

Survey says? Alternative approach to the fair market value of physician compensation

For well over a decade, the use of physician compensation surveys has been the predominant paradigm for establishing the fair market value of physician compensation. In two recent BVR webinars on the fair market value of physician compensation, healthcare valuation experts Mark Dietrich and Timothy Smith refute conventional wisdom regarding the compensation hospitals pay to employ physicians and offer an alternative approach to determine fair market value. Read more >>

Latest AHLA guide discusses fairness opinions, M&A, and goodwill

The AHLA Transactions Resource Guide is a free collection of articles from leading healthcare experts that discuss significant transaction issues in the healthcare industry. Some of the authors are with Duff & Phelps, VMG Health, Wipfli, and others. Read more >>

Healthcare industry hit most by FCA in 2016

Over half of the $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments the government recovered in 2016 under the False Claims Act (FCA) were from the healthcare industry. Allegations often revolve around the measurement of the fair market value of physician compensation. Read more >>

Will an ACA overhaul derail value-based payments?

Healthcare reform has been moving the industry away from the traditional fee-for-service revenue model in favor of one where revenue is based on the quality of care. Will the ACA repeal-and-replace efforts under the new Trump administration put the brakes on this? A healthcare valuation expert comments. Read more >>

AICPA honors healthcare expert Mark O. Dietrich

Healthcare valuation expert Mark O. Dietrich, CPA/ABV, has been honored for his career contributions to the profession at the AICPA 2016 Healthcare Industry Conference in Nashville. Read more >>

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