Special Report – Health-Care Transactions Update: First Quarter 2017

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter

Gary W. Herschman and Kevin J. Ryan, Members of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Newark and Chicago offices, respectively, co-authored with others a special report in Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter, titled “Health-Care Transactions Update: First Quarter 2017.” (Read the full version - subscription required.)

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

The first quarter of 2017 was a wild ride in the health-care industry.

In 2017’s first three months, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans led the charge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, only to be stopped by an uprising within their own party. The ACA has continued to flounder, with additional payers exiting the business, but absent a consensus in Congress, the ACA appears likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future. The macro environment appears to be as volatile as ever, but it appears there will not be a return to the unsustainable marketplace of the pre-ACA environment. ...

The most active sectors within health care continued to be long-term care, physician practices and healthcare information technology. These sectors are not highly concentrated, making opportunities for deal activity plentiful. March proved to be the most active month of the quarter ... key market participants were waiting for the market to absorb the impending changes ...