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

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: May,” by Mary Anne Pazanowski. The article discusses the health care transactions occurring in May as well as the current trends among these transactions.

Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full report):

This wasn’t unexpected by Bloomberg BNA’s expert panel. ‘‘Generally speaking,’’ payers are actively seeking out deals involving physician practices in order ‘‘to gain more control over caregivers’’ and achieve the Affordable Care Act’s ‘‘goals of providing quality care in the most cost-efficient manner,’’ Gary W. Herschman, of Epstein Becker Green in Newark, N.J. told Bloomberg BNA. …

Paul A. Gomez, of Epstein Becker Green’s Los Angeles office, agreed with Herschman. He pointed out that ‘‘deal activity pertaining to physician practices seems to have experienced an uptick in May as compared with April.’’

The attorneys ‘‘forecast at the beginning of the year that transactional activity in the physician practice sector would remain substantial with regard to both large primary care and multi-specialty groups by both providers and private equity.’’ To date, the evidence ‘‘seems to bear that out,’’ Gomez said.

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.