Considering a Merger?

June 27, 2013

In the new era of health-care delivery, many GI practices around the country are considering the risks and benefits of consolidating practices. There are now more than 25 large or “mega” GI practices across the country with more forming at a swift pace.

Are you considering a merger?

If so, check out this article in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, which will help you understand the risks and benefits of practice consolidation and gives a practical approach for successful mergers.

Authors Lawrence B. Cohen, MD, AGAF, and two attorneys with practice merger experience give advice on key issues, including:

  • Selection of practice partners.
  • Legal and regulatory issues.
  • Organizational structure and governing agreements.
  • Accounting and financial considerations.
  • Development of an infrastructure and launch.

This article will help GIs understand the potential benefits and pitfalls of practice integration and provide a step-wise approach for successfully merging practices into efficient, well organized operations while avoiding antitrust, anti-kickback and anti-referral compliance concerns.

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