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March 18, 2024

Private Equity-Backed Consolidation Divides Physicians

Modern Healthcare

Healthcare attorney Melissa Wong was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article about the growing divide among physicians over private equity-backed consolidation of medical practices. The article examined the tension between physicians choosing to join private equity-backed management services organizations (MSOs) versus those aligning with health systems or insurers, highlighting differing views on whether MSOs allow physicians to maintain clinical autonomy compared to employment models with hospitals or insurers. Ms. Wong commented on the increasing scrutiny of healthcare transactions involving private equity firms at both the federal and state level.

"The scope and speed of [pre-merger notification requirements] being implemented across states is significant. State attorneys general are reaching into areas that the federal government wouldn't necessarily play a role," she said.

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