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Capital Equipment Transactions:  Will a desktop appraisal work for me?

October 16, 2018 Jeffrey Doyle, ASA
A common question that arises when a capital equipment appraisal is needed relates to determining whether the appraisers need to inspect the equipment.  Depending on the availability of the data, quality of the data, and willingness of the parties to compile data, the appropriate scope of an appraisal may be a desktop appraisal.  Desktop [...]

Second Opinions Are Not Just for Patients: The Benefits of an Appraisal Review

October 09, 2018 Matthew J. Muller, ASA
Published: 10/9/2018 | Author: Matthew J. Muller, ASA
Last year,  we  outlined reasons  on why having an appraisal review completed may be a prudent step in the transaction process.    Healthcare t ransaction activity  during the last year   has  continue d  at a rapid pace, with buyers and sellers becoming increasingly aware of the [...]

Recent Trends Affecting the Value of ASCs

Published: 10/02/2018 | Authors: Matthew J. Muller, ASA and Nicholas J. Janiga, ASA

The health care sector is continually clouded by uncertainty from government regulation, reimbursement pressures and other outside forces. These uncertainties can place downward pressure on the valuation of a given entity. While ASCs are not immune from these [...]


Dangerous Waters: When Median Benchmarks are Not a Safe Harbor - Part 3

September 27, 2018 Stephanie Tafoya
As discussed in parts one and two, both of which are hyperlinked below, median benchmarks are not an automatic safe harbor for  establishing compensation that is consistent with FMV.  It is important to understand the underlying survey data in order to keep a compensation arrangement from walking the plank.  In Part Three, learn about common [...]

Disaster Preparedness and Response: Health Care Lawyers Face Unique Questions When Disaster Strikes – 4 Focus Areas and Tips

September 26, 2018 Andrea Ferrari

By Ellie Bane (Texas), Miglisa Capo (Puerto Rico), Andrea Ferrari (Florida), and Gena Peyton (California)

This article was originally published by American Health Lawyers Association in the September 14 edition of AHLA Weekly. The referenced AHLA webinar series addressing these topics will begin October 22. Registration information will be [...]


Pathways to Success: Proposed Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program May Impact ACO Enterprise Valuations

Published: 09/25/2018 | Authors: Hunter Outcalt, MTX, CPA and
On August 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule, referred to as “Pathways to Success,” with several proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). Currently, the majority of Accountable [...]