Special Report: Health-Care Transactions Update – September

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, co-authored with others a special report in Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter, titled “Health-Care Transactions Update: September.”

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

The healthcare industry continues to confront headwinds. Both consumers and employers are frustrated over rising healthcare costs and fewer insurance options, and both continue to look for ways to reduce cost, often aiming for patients to receive care in lower cost settings.

For providers, finding ways to deliver low cost care is easier said than done. As observed over the third quarter, many are turning to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as the preferred tool to lower cost.