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

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter

Paul A. Gomez and Gary W. Herschman, Members of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Los Angeles and Newark offices, respectively, were quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter special report, titled “Health-Care Transactions Update: November,” by Mary Anne Pazanowski.

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

Factors driving activity in the hospital/health-system sector include providers’ ‘‘desire and need for a larger geographic footprint, greater breadth and depth of patient care service line offerings, and greater efficiencies and cost savings achieved through economies of scale,’’ Gomez said.

Hospitals pursue mergers, acquisitions and affiliations for a variety of reasons, Gomez said. They are trying ‘‘to broaden access to patient care, make themselves more attractive care networks for employers and payers, enhance their respective ability to enter into direct-to-employer accountable care organization arrangements, particularly with respect to larger employers, and better manage the health of various patient populations,’’ he said.

‘‘Solo and small systems are finding it more and more beneficial to partner with bigger systems that are making major investments in infrastructure’’ to effectively ‘‘implement clinical integration and pursue alternative payment methodologies and population health management strategies,’’ Herschman told Bloomberg BNA.