Drug companies and managed care organizations are working to keep prices from rising precipitously. Then there’s Pfizer.
The Physician Medical Group sector started off the year strong and hasn’t lost any momentum as physician groups continue seeking scale to survive. As of May 26, 2017, 77 deals have been announced. The largest disclosed deal was Optum’s (NYSE: UNH) $3.3 billion acquisition of Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCAI) in January.
The MACRA effect is heating up, as independent physician practices agree to be acquired by hospitals, managed care companies and even private equity firms.
Now that managed care giants are blocked from acquiring each other, they may look outside the sector for growth.
Healthcare deal volume got off to a good start in 2017 as January’s total reached 156 transactions.
And so it begins. A new year, a new administration, and a foreboding that things can and will go wildly out of control in the healthcare industry, as the new administration dismantles the Affordable Care Act and doesn’t bother to replace it. Judging from the market’s behavior since the November 8 election, the notion that […]
After a record-setting year in 2016, the Physician Medical Group sector got off to a swift start in 2017, with a deal that is telling of changing healthcare paradigms, especially the shift from inpatient to outpatient care. Only two weeks into the new year, and seven transactions have been announced for physician practices and management companies. […]