The wave of hospital merger and acquisition activity over the past several years has continued through 2015 due to pressure on traditional hospital reimbursement, as well as concerns over navigating a post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care landscape focused on “value over volume” reimbursement, increased provider collaboration, quality incentives and population health management. With the increase in hospital mergers and acquisitions, hospitals are operating in a transactional environment that is being heavily scrutinized by regulatory authorities for antitrust concerns and potential fraud and abuse violations.

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