Optum Adds Seattle’s Polyclinic to Its Doctor Roster

UnitedHealth Group‘s (NYSE: UNH) Optum division is a key growth driver for the managed care giant, and M&A is a primary reason. During an investor day meeting in New York on November 27, UNH CEO David Wichmann mentioned the company’s acquisition of The Polyclinic, a 240-doctor group in and around Seattle, Washington. Of course Mr. […]

The Physician Medical Group Market Ramps Up

The Physician Medical Group (PMG) space is consolidating at a torrid pace, and the pace won’t slacken in 2018. Last year, deals for physician practices hit a record in the 21st century with 166 transactions, up 27% over the previous year’s 131 transactions. The momentum is indeed continuing into 2018, with eight more acquisitions announced […]

More Big Deals for Doc Groups

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 Keeps Building

The MACRA effect is heating up, as independent physician practices agree to be acquired by hospitals, managed care companies and even private equity firms.

What’s Next for Managed Care?

Now that managed care giants are blocked from acquiring each other, they may look outside the sector for growth.

Reporters Notebook: 10th Annual ACG NY Healthcare Conference

The annual ACG NYC healthcare conference sought to make sense of what the Trump administration is going to do to the Affordable Care Act. A reporter shares her notes.

Outpatient Surgery Centers Take the Spotlight

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. […]

Physician Medical Group Sector Heats Up

Ten months into the year, and only two healthcare sectors have posted gains compared with 2015 totals. On the technology side, it’s eHealth, where deal volume is up 10% through the end of October, to 139 transactions. On the services side, it’s Physician Medical Groups. Deal volume now stands at 102 transactions, a 13% increase […]

Surgical Care Sews Up Two Partnerships

Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCAI) announced two transactions in the month of February that expanded its Chicago-area footprint to six locations. First was the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Mokena, Illinois. The center’s 17 phsyicians provide a full suite of outpatient surgical services, including general surgery, gynecology, ophthamology, orthopedics, pain management and podiatry. Although the […]