Paul Gomez, Gary Herschman Quoted in “Health-Care Transactions Update: April”

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter

Paul A. Gomez and Gary W. Herschman, Members of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, were quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter special report titled “Health-Care Transactions Update: April,” by Mary Anne Pazanowski. The article discusses the health care transactions occurring in April as well as the current trends among these transactions.

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full article in PDF format):

Gomez agreed that the April list shows a trend toward increasing deals in information technology. He told Bloomberg BNA he expects that trend to continue in the months and years to come.

One reason, he said, is that providers can use newly developed software to analyze their data, then use the resulting information to better target their resources. …

When the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010, it was clear that the provision of health-care in this country would change significantly, Herschman said. Transformation in the industry has been gradual—but the ‘‘sea-change’’ is well underway, he said.

Still, change in the industry has been ‘‘like a huge freight train coming down the tracks,’’ and it is not stopping, Herschman said. He predicted there will be three to five more years of ongoing consolidation activity.

Mr. Gomez and Mr. Herschman serve on Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Transactions Editorial Committee and regularly provide editorial oversight on Health Law Reporter special reports.