The need for a trusted valuation analyst is critical to management as hospitals continue to acquire physician practices, form joint ventures and evaluate purchase or sale opportunities with other health systems. Plante Moran’s forensic and valuation services group has a wealth of experience in providing healthcare valuation services and can aid management in dealing with any valuation issues that may arise.
You need more than a valuation report when analyzing a potential transaction
The acquisition process can be long and complicated. It is important to consult with a trusted valuation advisor early in the process to ensure all parties have reasonable expectations regarding the fair market value of the target entity. Failure to involve a valuation expert early in the process can result in costly delays in the negotiation process and increase the difficulty of completing the sale.
At the onset of negotiations, the valuation team will develop preliminary indications of the value for the target entity. Sensitivity analysis can also be developed to help management understand the sensitivity of key assumptions. If purchase terms are agreed upon, the valuation team will finalize their analysis in a valuation report that meets the hospital’s compliance and financial reporting requirements.
Purchase accounting considerations
Since 2010, non-profit healthcare entities have been required to follow new purchase accounting rules pursuant to Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 805 and ASC Topic 820 (formerly SFAS No. 164 and 141R). You can depend on our valuation specialists to understand the implications of these rules because they have assisted for-profit clients for many years with purchase accounting and impairment analyses.
Our services can be tailored to meet your needs
Effectively managing healthcare valuation issues has become a challenging endeavor that requires intimate knowledge of numerous accounting standards and compliance considerations. When you are faced with a healthcare valuation issue, our valuation professionals group will work with you to develop the best strategy to efficiently address your needs.
We offer valuation and consulting services for physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals/health systems, long-term care providers, and specialty clinics related to:
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Joint ventures
- Financial reporting
- IRS/Stark/Anti-kickback compliance
- Personal goodwill
- Block leases
- Physician compensation
- Co-management agreements