The Laboratories, MRI & Dialysis sector has been plagued by low reimbursement rates and competition from local hospitals for some time now, but you can’t really tell that to see the number of deals we’ve recorded in the last five years. Although the sector peaked with 47 deals announced in 2012, there have been 24 transactions made public this year (six of those in August), for a total of $2.3 billion. With CMS’s push to value-based and bundled payments, we expect to see more activity in this sector. Even though rates are low, there’s little uncertainty about them.
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|Source: The Health Care M&A Information Source|