ScribeAmerica Inks Another Medical Scribe Deal

ScribeAmerica, a subsidiary of HealthChannels, announced its acquisition of PhysAssist Medical Scribes on November 1, bringing its total number of scribes close to 19,000. In 2008, PhysAssist had two corporate employees and 35 scribes. A year after TeamHealth Holdings acquired it in October 2014 with minority investors Vesey Street Capital Partners and Chicago Growth Partners, […]

What Private Equity Firms Are Buying in 2016

Private equity’s success relies upon forward-looking expectations about which firms are best positioned to capitalize on market conditions. The healthcare market poses unique challenges. Although healthcare targets may have the profit opportunities that appeal to PE firms, the volatile legislative and reimbursement environment can turn a “smart bet” into an albatross. A recent report from […]

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 […]

MEDNAX and Team Health Keep Growing

TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH) is slowly getting back in its M&A groove, after the $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare in August 2015. The company announced its second deal in 2016 on June 1, compared with four transactions announced in the first half of 2015. The latest target is Tri-City Emergency Medical Group in Oceanside, California. Tri-City Emergency […]

Big Names Are Buying Up Doc Groups

This has been a busy year in the physician medical group sector. Twenty-two deals have been announced through the first week in April. Four of those deals were announced, quite literally, in the first week of April. Premier Health, a health system based in Dayton, Ohio, made its fifth acquisition of a health care practice […]

Team Health Closes on IPC Healthcare Acquisition

It’s official. On November 23rd, Team Health Holdings (NSE: TMH) completed its $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: IPCM), a national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider organization. The combination creates a national physician services organization that will serve approximately 2,000 post-acute facilities across 28 states. As a result of the completion of […]

Health Care M&A in Q4:15

Okay, so we had a record third quarter in 2015, with more than 390 deals (we’re still counting) and $198 billion-plus in spending. Looking ahead to the fourth quarter, consolidation in many sectors is still strong, as rivals realize they may need to join forces to achieve scale. Case in point: AmSurg Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSG) made […]

Team Health Pays $1.6 Billion for Hospitalists

The $1.6 billion acquisition of IPC Healthcare (NASDAQ: IPCM) by Team Health Holdings (NYSE: TMH), announced last week, was just the latest—and, yes, the biggest—in a stream of transactions targeting physician medical groups. The deal vaults Team Health to a leading position in the increasingly strategic post-acute setting, and effectively positions the company to capitalize […]