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Article written by: American Heart Association, June 12, 2019

A vast majority of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, consider access to health care in rural communities an important issue. Additionally, three in five voters think it is so important, they would vote for a candidate in the 2020 election who prioritized rural health in the campaign.

These are encouraging findings from a new poll released by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the American Heart Association... Read the full article here.

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Article written by: Berkeley Lovelace Jr., CNBC, June 24, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday issued an executive order designed to pressure insurers, doctors and other health-care providers to disclose more information about their prices.

The executive order will direct the Department of Health and Human Services to require hospitals and insurers to disclose negotiated rates for services, as well as provide patients with out-of-pocket costs before their procedures... Read the full article here.

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Article commentary by: Tina Sui, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

April 2019:

83 medical office building transactions closed, totaling over $470.2 million or 2.371 million square feet. California had the most medical office building transactions with 15 (18.07% of total), followed by Florida with 9 sales (10.84% of total). The average deal size was $7.23 million. MB Real Estate’s $30.2 million acquisition of 3640 Medical Arts & Conference Center was the largest transaction, according to Real Capital Analytics.

May 2019:

126 medical office building transactions closed, totaling over $1.468 Billion or 5.339 million square feet. North Carolina had the most medical office building transactions with 23 (18.25% of total), follo...

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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Gamma West is a group of clinics providing cancer care and treatment services. The company was acquired by the Integrated Oncology Network. Financial sponsors include BPEA Private Equity, Capricorn Investment Group and Silver Oak Partners.

  • Headquarters: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Number of Beds: N/A

  • Industry: Clinics/Outpatient Services

  • Services: Imaging Services

  • Acquired By: Integrated Oncology Network

  • Acquisition Date: May 13, 2019

  • Type: Acquired

  • Deal Amount: Not Disclosed

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Article commentary by: Tina Sui, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

Seventy-eight medical office building transactions closed in March, totaling over $574.2 million or 2.587 million square feet. California had the most medical office building transactions with 13 (16.67% of total), followed by North Carolina with 11 sales (14.10% of total). The average deal size was $8.97 million. Welltower’s $64.8 million acquisition of an office portfolio in NC was the largest transaction during February, according to Real Capital Analytics.

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Source: Real Capital Analytics, as of May 22, 2019

Article commentary by: Todd Perman, CCIM, Vice Chairman, Global Healthcare Services

Breaking News – The upcoming election will bring further debate on the right solutions for healthcare reform, single payer system, state issues around control of insurance, and payer models. Democrats and Republicans regardless of political preference will be trying to use this as a platform for the election. What does this mean for the providers, the patients, and the economic direction of healthcare?

Article written by: Shefali Luthra, KHN, May 1, 2019

Progressive Democrats have rallied around “Medicare-for-all,” a single-payer health plan popularized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Now, some of Washington’s official bean counters a...

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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Southeast Gastro operates digestive clinics in Alabama. The company was acquired by Gastro Health through its financial sponsor Audax Group. This grows Gastro Health’s network of providers for further service offerings in specialized digestive care.

  • Headquarters: Birmingham, AL

  • Number of Beds: N/A

  • Industry: Clinics/Outpatient Services

  • Services: Gastroenterology

  • Acquired By Audax Group

  • Acquisition Date: April 2, 2019

  • Type: Acquired

  • Deal Amount: Not Disclosed

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Article written by: Ayla Ellison, Becker's Hospital CFO Report, May 15, 2019

The amount of revenue physicians generate for hospitals is typically considerably more than their annual salaries, according to a recent survey by physician staffing firm Merritt Hawkins.

The survey was emailed to roughly 3,000 hospital CFOs and other financial managers across the nation between October 2018 and December 2018, and the survey results include data on 93 hospitals. Despite the relatively small data set, Merritt Hawkins believes the survey results are generally reliable and accurate because the overall number for average annual revenue generated by all physician specialties for their affiliated hospitals has remained relatively constant over the 16 ye...

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Article commentary by: Morgan Haefner, Becker's Hospital Review, April 26, 2019

Healthcare deals in the first quarter of this year were 16.1 percent higher than the $26.1 billion quarterly average recorded from 2014-18, according to PwC.

Three things to know:

1. Deal values tripled in the first quarter of this year compared to the last quarter of 2018, driven by Centene's $17.4 billion bid for WellCare Health Plans. That proposed merger reflected 57.5 percent of the quarter's value... Read the full article here.

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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

RadNet formed a joint venture with Dignity Health in March 2019. RadNet provides outpatient imaging services through an established network in Oxnard, CA. The joint venture with Dignity Health will expand RadNet's footprint and commitment to providing high-quality imaging services in the market.

  • Headquarters: Oxnard, CA

  • Number of Beds: N/A

  • Industry: Clinics/Outpatient Services

  • Services: Imaging Services

  • Acquired By: Dignity Health

  • Acquisition Date: March 18, 2019

  • Type: Joint Venture

  • Deal Amount: Not Disclosed

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Source: PitchBook Data, Inc., Newmark Knight Frank
M&A Deals represent Hospital/Inpatient Services and Clinics/Outpatient Services transactions

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