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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.

The Due Diligence Imperative in the Era of Value-Based Reimbursement

With the emergence of value-based reimbursement, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), clinically integrated networks (CINs), and bundled payment models, which rely on achieving the “Triple Aim” of healthcare at lower cost, U.S. hospitals and other service providers are increasingly looking to change how services are being delivered by seeking more collaborative relationships with physicians. The rise of these emerging healthcare organizations (EHOs) to address value-based reimbursement initiatives has led to a growing number of ...

ASC benchmarking study released

The median EBITDA margin for an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is 20%, according to the “2019 ASC Benchmarking Survey” from HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

The Devil in the Valuation Details: Top 10 Questions Lawyers and Healthcare Organizations Ask

© 2019 Business Valuation Resources, LLC. All Rights Reserved. July 31, 2019 Webinar Handbook The Devil in the Valuation Details: Top 10 Questions Lawyers and Healthcare Organizations Ask Part of BVR’s Special Series presented by the BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation Featuring: Denise Palencik, CVA, Veralon Jessica Stack, MBA, Veralon The Devil in the Valuation Details: Top 10 Questions Lawyers and Healthcare Organizations Ask Please note: This Handbook does not qualify for ...

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.

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.

New edition of ASC valuation survey released

Valuation multiples for controlling interests in ambulatory service centers (ASCs) are increasing, according to the “2019 ASC Valuation Survey” from HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

How the Healthcare Industry Misuses and Abuses Survey Data

Compensation survey data do not provide a complete and precise depiction of the physician marketplace for any physician deal. The authors debunk the current “survey says” paradigm and provide the foundation for a completely new standard for the fair market value of physician clinical compensation.

With Great Value Comes Great Responsibility: Valuing Physician Compensation

The U.S. healthcare industry is very large, complex, and changing rapidly. This highly regulated industry is also a significant user of valuation services. “Fair market value” opinions are commonly requested in connection with various physician compensation arrangements, and failure to consummate transactions at fair market value can result in substantial financial consequences. As such, healthcare advisors need to know the valuation and compliance issues associated with various physician compensation arrangements so they can drive value ...

Series of articles examines physician practice losses

Regulatory as well as financial concerns are driving the need to address the issue of health systems losing money on acquired physician practices.

Senior healthcare M&A soars

Rising interest rates have not affected the market for seniors housing and care assets and demand remains extremely high across all quality and property types, according to new acquisition data from Irving Levin Associates (Norwalk, Conn.).

Retail, Urgent Care, Micro Hospitals and Beyond: Alternative Care Settings and Valuation

Alternative care access points—retail clinics, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and micro hospitals—have proliferated. In many cases, these programs are thriving in a consumer-focused, value‐based healthcare environment. Hospitals and health systems are recognizing the potential value of developing and integrating these alternative care sites. In addition to supporting population health management, these access points can be profitable and can provide a relatively low‐cost approach to new patient acquisition and the potential for downstream revenue.

Technology impacts valuations of dialysis centers

The latest article in a series that examines the valuation of dialysis centers focuses on the technological environment in which these enterprises operate.

Physician Distribution, Mobility, Fair Market Value, and Compensation Surveys

An analysis of regional differences in physician compensation coupled with the general tendency against long-distance relocation shows there is no national market for established physicians. Rather, local market conditions must be considered in setting fair market value.

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.

Mastering the Nuances of Healthcare Valuation Engagements

Valuation is part art and part science, but there is always a risk that some of the art may be lost or not understood. One of the more routine engagements an appraiser or valuation analyst may encounter is to value a practice for a buyout, whether it be due to an expected retirement, death or disability, or a buy-in. Such an engagement can be significantly more complex than appears on the surface. Join Mark Dietrich ...

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2019 Edition

February 2019 Hardcover, PDF

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BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2019. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>

Hospital financial challenges make projections tricky

A recent survey reveals some of the financial issues that valuation experts should examine when doing projections.

Take a fresh look at IRS data on healthcare organizations

Over the past few years, the IRS has become a treasure trove of financial information regarding nonprofit healthcare organizations.

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.

Using Government Data Sources to Revolutionize Healthcare Valuation

Believe it or not, the U.S. government does a few things right when it comes to the healthcare industry. One such area is providing a vast treasure trove of industry data that can be used in healthcare valuation, including both business and compensation valuation. As agencies such as CMS seek greater transparency in healthcare, the government is making all the data it collects through its reimbursement processes available for public use. Yet, many in the ...

Cost of Capital in Healthcare

Estimating cost of capital when valuing healthcare entities can be challenging due to (among other factors) the regulatory environment, the impact of changes in reimbursement, the size of the entities, the lack of guideline public companies, and other entity-specific risks. Kate Morris and Matt Warren will establish a logical framework for developing cost of capital in such entities within the context of the spectrum of market returns and the observed rates of return in capital ...

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.

Alternative payment models in healthcare

A significant impact on the revenue picture for healthcare providers is coming from alternative payment models, such as value-based payments and bundled payments.

Home health and hospice M&A activity soars

For three quarters in a row, there have been at least 20 publicly announced acquisitions of home health or hospice companies, a much higher quarterly volume than during most of 2017, according to new data from HealthCareMandA.com (Irving Levin Associates).

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