December 13, 2021
  • A new report from PwC found that health care mergers and acquisitions surged in 2021, growing 56 percent in the 12 months through November 15 versus 2020. There was particularly high growth among physician medical groups, managed care, and rehabilitation subsectors. The report also identified several trends that could impact health services M&A deals in 2022: coverage and reimbursement levels could change, altering the market segments that dealmakers find attractive; the CMS price transparency enforcement and surprise billing regulations could alter payer-provider relationships and local competition; health systems will continue to expand to capture more of the care continuum, while payers will continue to integrate vertically; and digital health consolidation could impact patient engagement dynamics and choices about who payers and providers partner with or ultimately acquire, (Report here)