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Sneak Preview of New Material in the BVR/AHLA Healthcare Valuation Guide

The valuation community breathed a sigh of relief when the Department of Labor removed appraisals entirely—not just ESOP appraisals—from fiduciary treatment in its final rules designed to strengthen retirement security. But the appraiser-as-fiduciary iss ...

Use and Misuse of Survey Data to Set Physician Compensation

Timothy Smith (Ankura Consulting) interviews Meghan Wong, assistant director, data solutions, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), in an excerpt from the recently released BVR/AHLA Guide to Valuing Physician Compensation and Healthcare Service Arrangements, 2nd edition.

Book Review: The BVR/AHLA Guide to Valuing Physician Compensation and Healthcare Service Arrangements, 2nd Edition

The second edition of this book expands upon the groundbreaking first edition and provides 1,400 pages of content written by 42 experts in the field, including attorneys and valuation experts.

New Issues in CPT Coding and Physician Income

Valuation practitioners cannot value a physician practice without doing a fundamental analysis of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, reports Mark Dietrich, CPA/ABV. “No one values an accounting practice without analyzing the difference in tax ...

Dietrich Gives Insights Into Latest Issues in Healthcare Valuations

The newest member of the Business Valuation Update editorial advisory board is Mark O. Dietrich, CPA/ABV, who is, according to the American Health Lawyers Association, a renowned valuation thought leader in the area of healthcare. Of course, we agree with ...

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

After hundreds of engagements, the author identifies a number of best practices for both the valuation analyst and the consultant with respect to buy-in/buyout arrangements.

Factors in Forecasting Cashflow and Estimating Cost of Capital in Healthcare

It is critical when undertaking the valuation of any company to have a good understanding of the risks associated with the future cash flows. In the healthcare industry today it has never been more important or more difficult to appropriately assess risk ...

BVU News and Trends August 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

BV News At-a-Glance

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Key Issues in Debate Over the Cost Approach for Healthcare Intangibles

Editor’s Note: There is an ongoing debate over the reliance on the cost approach in valuing intangible assets in a healthcare industry context. Adding fuel to the fire is an AICPA white paper on the application of the cost approach to valuing intangibles ...

Zeroing in on the value drivers in healthcare: What’s hot, what’s not, and what’s going to pot (Part 1 of 2)

In this article, we highlight the current state of a wide range of healthcare industry sectors, focusing on impending changes in reimbursement and regulations that should affect a valuation based upon the Income Approach—even if the market has not yet tak ...

BVU News and Trends May 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Five Potential Land Mines in Valuing Diagnostic Imaging Centers

The diagnostic imaging center industry has always been a dynamic one, but now it is changing so rapidly that appraisers can be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data they need to examine. Factors that influence conclusions of value include: • the type ...

Zeroing in on the value drivers in healthcare: What’s hot, what’s not, and what’s going to pot (Part 2 of 2)

In this article, we highlight the current state of a wide range of healthcare industry sectors, focusing on impending changes in reimbursement and regulations that should affect a valuation based upon the Income Approach—even if the market has not yet tak ...

AICPA Conference Covers Healthcare Valuation Challenges and Opportunities

The ever-changing landscape of the healthcare sector was examined at the AICPA’s 2015 Healthcare Industry Conference in Las Vegas, where 375 attendees were treated to some very informative sessions, including a learning path devoted to valuation. BVU was ...

IRS Reasonable Compensation Job Aid: Healthcare Perspective

(Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the author’s chapter, “Using Work RVUs and ‘Particular Market’ Rates to Establish Fair Market Value of Physician Compensation” (Chapter 15), in BVR’s Guide to Physician Practice Valuation, 3rd edition ...

BV News At-a-Glance

A monthly roundup of key developments from the standard setters, regulators, and valuation professional organizations (VPOs), plus noteworthy new books, research papers, and studies of interest to business valuation experts.

Medical A/R: Top Issues That Impact Your Valuations

Like many aspects of valuation, valuing medical accounts receivable is as much an art as it is a science. Many small businesses and virtually all professional practices use the cash method of accounting. Under this method, accounts receivable are not ref ...

BVU News and Trends February 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Simplified MUM for Determining Personal Goodwill

Editor’s note: The author is a valuation expert and forensic accountant in Florida who uses the multiattribute utility model (MUM), but not in its full form. He uses a streamlined version that has been accepted in court and that may reduce the exposure to ...

Business Valuation Year in Review 2018

The new tax law, lively debates, new guidance, a strong protest, and a simpler approach to estimating cost of capital were just some of the highlights in the business valuation profession during 2018.

The Double-Dip Concept Is Often a Misconception

In the context of divorce, the “double-dip” concept is, in many cases, a delusion. Where valuators see a double-dip, there may not be one. This article will explain why.

Business Valuation Year in Review 2017

It was another eventful year for the business valuation profession, and here’s a wrap-up of notable developments of 2017.

Business Valuation Year in Review 2015

Here’s a rundown of some of the major developments in the business valuation profession during 2015, which marked the 20th anniversary of Business Valuation Update. The October 2015 issue presented a retrospective as well as insights into the profession f ...

Business Valuation Year in Review 2016

It was an eventful year for the business valuation profession in 2016, both from a U.S. and global perspective. Here is a wrap-up of some of the more notable developments, some of which set the stage for 2017 and beyond.

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