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Vital Signs: Hospital mergers need to prove value and care coordination

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 29, 2016

Increasing cost transparency coupled with new value-based incentives to better coordinate care will pressure merger partners to return some of the benefits from economies of scale and shared purchasing to patients, said a new report by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Healthcare antitrust reviews likely to remain strong under Trump

Healthcare antitrust reviews likely to remain strong under Trump

By Erica Teichert  |  November 11, 2016

Although the Trump administration could shake up the healthcare market with plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, antitrust enforcement agencies will see few changes that could impact their aggressive stance against major consolidation in the industry.

Quorum Health makes priority of 8-hospital divestiture

Quorum Health makes priority of 8-hospital divestiture

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 10, 2016

Management of Quorum Health Corp. is negotiating to sell five more of its money-losing hospitals to go along with two already under contract. Though divestitures are a priority, Quorum has expressed an interest in acquiring a hospital in Huntsville, Texas.

AmSurg still has shopping to do before the Envision merger

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 03, 2016

AmSurg intends to make another $50 million worth of acquisitions in the fourth quarter, bringing to $400 million its spending on deals for all of 2016. It is shopping for physician-staffing companies and ambulatory surgery centers even as it prepares to complete a merger with Envision Healthcare.

Blackstone purchase of TeamHealth offers turnaround promise outside of public view

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 03, 2016

Physician-staffing giant TeamHealth is taking steps to heal its IPC division, an effort that under Blackstone ownership can be best undertaken outside the glare of public equity markets. To fix IPC, management has created a separate leadership structure to grow its presence in post-acute medicine.

Aris Radiology acquires US Teleradiology

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  October 11, 2016

Aris Radiology, a Hudson, Ohio-based provider of professional radiology services, announced it has acquired Atlanta-based US Teleradiology, which it says will make the combined group one of the nation's largest full-service radiology providers.

Jones Lang LaSalle acquires compliance technology firm

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 05, 2016

Chicago-based real estate management firm Jones Lang LaSalle has acquired a consulting firm that uses technology to help healthcare facilities comply with building regulations.

Wall Street takes wait-and-see attitude on AmSurg-Envision merger

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 30, 2016

Though the $10 billion, all-stock merger between physician-staffing giants AmSurg and Envision Healthcare has cleared several antitrust hurdles, Envision's stock price is down 19% since the merger was announced in June and AmSurg's is down 13%.

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