Telehealth: Answering the Call

Telehealth: Answering the Call

If you’ve attended any healthcare deal-making conference in the last few years, you’ve heard that telehealth is one of the hottest target sectors going, right up there with autism services and physician practices (dermatologists, ophthalmologists, dentists, you name it). It’s caught in something of a perfect storm at the moment, as more states and regions implement laws to facilitate telehealth services. On the federal level, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on April 5, 2019 finalized policies that increase plan choices and benefits, including allowing Medicare Advantage plans to include additional telehealth benefits. Private health insurers have been offering telehealth... Read More »

Telehealth Deals Come Calling

Telehealth companies have proliferated rapidly in recent years, and so have mergers and acquisitions targeting them. In the first half of 2017, 11 deals have been made public for U.S. companies or physician groups specializing in telehealth, compared with 13 deals announced in all of 2016. The latest deal from Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) adds a global component to its roster. On June 19, Teladoc announced the acquisition of Best Doctors, Inc., backed by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Best Doctors is a medical consultation company with a global network of more than 50,000 medical experts. These experts are peer-rated in a Gallup-certified poll as being in the top 5% of physicians in more than... Read More »