BVR’s Guide to Healthcare ValuationOctober 28th, 2008 | Seminars & Publications
In less than two weeks BVR's Guide to Healthcare Valuation will premier at the AICPA/ASA Business Valuation Conference in Las Vegas. As Technical Editor and contributing author, I offer you the following from the Introduction.
Healthcare is the single largest segment of the economy, the financial aspects of which are perhaps the least well understood. BVR’s Guide to Healthcare Valuation brings together the country’s top healthcare industry experts in the first comprehensive undertaking aimed at providing both preparers and users of valuation reports with an in-depth understanding of individual industry subsectors. From physician practices to home health care agencies, valuation across the continuum of medical care venues is addressed.
Notably, each of the valuation chapters provides keen insights on the significance of understanding the revenue cycle. The manner in which healthcare providers – such as physicians, hospitals, imaging or ambulatory surgery centers – are paid or reimbursed for their services varies radically. As such, an assumption about inflation or growth in per unit reimbursement appropriate for one of these sectors may be wholly inappropriate for another.
Physician business relationships with Hospitals and other provider entities are perhaps the major driving force in the healthcare industry today and the Guide devotes six separate chapters to valuation issues in this growing market segment. I am certain the heretofore unseen scale of these comprehensive works will stand as a major contribution to the healthcare community’s Body of Knowledge.
As Technical Editor for this Guide, I was particularly appreciative of the willingness of my friends and colleagues in the healthcare valuation discipline to share their vast knowledge, without reservation, in their specialty areas. The separate chapters devoted to Ambulatory Surgery, Imaging, Dialysis, Home Health and Hospitals offer the valuation analyst information and insight usually obtainable only through hours of study and years of experience.
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