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5 Ways The New Healthcare Market Is Revolutionizing Valuation Models

By Tom Schramski, PhD, CMAA and David E. Coit, Jr., DBA, CVA, CVGA, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 11, May 23, 2017 The valuation model for healthcare businesses is evolving as quickly as the healthcare marketplace itself. While multiples of adjusted EBITDA (eaarnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) remain a standard for a quick-and-dirty analysis,…

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There Is No Such Thing As A Healthcare Merger (And Here’s Why)

By Tom Schramski, PhD, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 10, May 9, 2017 The House of Representatives just passed the AHCA; there are increasing questions about Medicaid and block grants; downward pressure on reimbursement rates is growing; and the pace of innovation is mind blowing. How do healthcare executives, including nonprofit leaders, get their heads around…

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6 Reasons Private Equity Groups Want To Buy Your Homecare Company

By Bradley Smith, ATP, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 9, April 25, 2017 In 2016, Private Equity Groups (PEGs) made big investments in home health and hospice providers. And they weren’t the only ones. 2016 also saw hundreds of smaller add-on acquisitions in the this space. The increased investment in this area might seem unusual, considering…

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4 Trends That Are Transforming The Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Industry

By Luis de la Prida, MBA, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 8, April 11, 2017 Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are healthcare facilities that provide surgical procedures on an outpatient basis and typically do not require an overnight or lengthy stay in a hospital. Examples of this include cataract surgery, upper GI endoscopies, and colonoscopies. Total joint…

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7 Forces Are The Law Of The Land For I/DD Services

By Tom Schramski, PhD, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 7, March 28, 2017 Last Friday, the first edition of Trumpcare bit the dust and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called Obamacare the “law of the land.” The truth is that neither Obamacare nor Trumpcare rule the landscape of intellectual/development disabilities (I/DD). There are several unique factors…

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6 Reasons Why CROs Are Leading The Healthcare Revolution

By Teresa Gonzalo, PhD, MBA, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 6, March 14, 2017 Contract Research Organizations (CROs) positioned themselves as the best performing sector in the healthcare market in 2016 with a thought-provoking and increasingly attractive business model. 2017 looks to be even better. This research and clinical trials sector hit $31.8 billion in 2015 and…

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5 Reasons TrumpCare Will Cause A Home Care Boom

By Bradley Smith, ATP, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 5, February 27, 2017 It’s no secret that the home care industry has been in a downward spiral for the past decade, primarily due to declining reimbursements and audits, among other obstacles. As a direct result, the number of providers has decreased, leading to larger and larger companies…

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TrumpCare Means “Yuge” Spending On Healthcare IT

By Bradley Smith, ATP, CMAA + Luis de la Prida, MBA, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 4, February 14, 2017 Every sector of the healthcare industry is struggling to figure out what TrumpCare will mean to their businesses. Some will do better under TrumpCare, but most will do worse. There is one sector, however, which is guaranteed…

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5 Ways TrumpCare Will Slam I/DD Companies

By Tom Schramski, PhD, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 3, January 31, 2017 The inauguration of President Trump has prompted concern among executives in the intellectually/developmentally disabled (I/DD) marketplace. What’s going to happen next? What should companies do to protect themselves against reimbursement cuts and other potentially catastrophic changes? What’s Going to Happen … Based upon my…

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5 Ways To Increase The Financial Value Of A Healthcare Company

By David Coit, Jr., DBA, CVA, CVGA, CMAA Volume 4 Issue 2, January 17, 2017 Owners of healthcare companies are accustomed to creating financial value by focusing on the traditional approaches of scope of services, client/patient capacity, and revenue streams via reimbursement yield and patient volume. While revenue growth and operational efficiency are key value…

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