The year 2019 brought increased M&A activity in sectors such as behavioral health, healthcare IT, and post-acute care. The industry saw some slowdown in home health M&A, but diverted investment in hospice.
Buyers are being more selective about which organizations they choose to acquire, both in the for-profit and not-for-profit space. The industry is seeing more hospitals and health systems are entering into informal partnerships and/or considering regional alliances or consolidations.
Hospital systems continue to use M&A as a tool to better coordinate care, expand the scope of services to patients, and reduce challenging administrative burdens. And private equity firms continue to inject capital into the healthcare industry.
New partnerships in the industry could result later this year as healthcare organizations look for the best way to improve consumer experiences.
When exploring healthcare M&A transactions, it is important to keep in mind:
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