Is there an M&A in your practice’s future?
Abstract: Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are fast becoming the route to financial survival for physician practices. Increasing numbers of practices are deciding to do deals to escape the ever-tightening walls of higher operating costs, increased regulation and shrinking reimbursements. But M&As typically involve complex strategic business transactions — so caution is the watchword. This article looks at different types of M&As and the steps to take to plan for one. A sidebar offers four specific tips to help ensure a smooth transition.