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Healthcare Sectors, Market Trends
Nurturing Women Leaders to Strengthen the Human Services Industry

There is a struggle these days to find reliable and competent leadership. In many ways, the human services industry exemplifies the challenge. Despite an abundance of books, speeches, and guides that focus on the creation of good leaders, their absence persists.

This persistence, however, is not a result of our inability to pull good leadership from thin air. Rather, it's about our inability to simply look at the colleagues around us. Good management is cultivated, not found. This isn't a radical claim and is a concept I'm sure many are familiar with. But few, it seems, have managed to successfully cultivate new leaders. A complex reason why this challenge exists within the human services industry: gender disparity, especially for women of color. Human services is an industry that should, above all things, champion equity and equality for its clients/consumers — no question. Yet, if those same principles are not reflected in management, a company may find itself ill-equipped to champion anything. 

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Market Trends
Embracing Virtual & Transparent: 4 Ways To Strengthen Your Bottom Line

A silver lining of the public health emergency is that it has forced many healthcare businesses to reevaluate their operations and refocus on what truly drives their success. For those businesses planning for a transition or future diversification, this has become even more important. One thing we have learned from the past year is that not everything we think is important really is necessary. In addition, we now have a greater understanding of and appreciation for the marriage of virtual care and transparency and how they, when combined, represent a powerful relationship.

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Market Trends
5 Reasons 2021 Will Be a Very Big Year for Healthcare Transactions

Each year typically brings at least some unforeseen developments that influence healthcare transactions. Oftentimes, these occurrences affect a single sector or just a few sectors. Rarely, if ever, is there an unexpected event that touches numerous marketplaces, let alone all of them, and does so in a dramatic way.

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Healthcare Sectors, Market Trends
Human Services Operators: Don't Apologize for Making a Profit

As human services business owners and operators, we should not apologize when our businesses earn a profit. Rather, it's time to stop shielding our staff from the important discussion of budgets and bottom lines. They should have some exposure to the budgeting process and understand the need for a healthy bottom line.

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Healthcare Sectors, Market Trends
The Good, The Bad, and 2020

As 2020 races to a close (or grinds slowly to the bitter end, depending on your viewpoint), the world is ready to turn the calendar page to new a year and, hopefully, a brighter season for all of us. Radical and sudden change is rarely greeted with open arms, and this has been a year of struggle and "new normals" for everyone. The VERTESS team would like to share some closing thoughts on the indelible mark 2020 has left on the healthcare market and what we might look toward in 2021.

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Healthcare Sectors, Market Trends
8 Pharmacy Trends From 2020 That Are Here To Stay

As we approach the end of year, it's a good time to look back and identify some of the more significant pharmaceutical developments from 2020 that are playing a role in influencing or reshaping the industry. Here are eight noteworthy trends that emerged or gained steam this year that are likely to follow us into 2021 and beyond.

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Exit Planning, Market Trends
'Fundless Sponsors': Separating the Good From the Very, Very Bad

The concept of a "fundless sponsor" started in the 80's. Recognizing that this name might carry a negative connotation, it was changed to "independent sponsor" — a more palatable moniker. In a similar vein to independent sponsors is a "search fund," but for the purposes of this article, we will lump them together.

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Exit Planning, Healthcare Sectors, Market Trends
Risk and Uncertainty for Durable Medical Equipment: 3 Issues to Watch

While I would never claim to have a crystal ball, I can tell you that there are a few issues that will likely have significant effects on respiratory-focused durable medical equipment (DME) companies going into and during 2021. Here are three that stand out.

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Exit Planning, Market Trends
Completing an M&A Deal in the COVID-19 Era: What You Need to Know

Pre-COVID-19, a merger and acquisition (M&A) deal that followed an 80/10/10 structure was fairly common. In such in a transaction, up to 80% of a company's purchase price would be afforded to the seller as an upfront, cash proceed, at least 10% of the company's purchase price would be in the form of rollover equity, and at least 10% of the company's purchase price would be in the form of deferred proceeds (e.g., an earn-out or seller note).

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Healthcare Sectors, Market Trends
Healthcare Business Leaders on the Short- and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

How is the COVID-19 pandemic going to affect healthcare businesses in the short and long term? We asked leaders from several companies to share their responses to this question, which are below. Following these responses, David Coit of VERTESS shares his thoughts about how the health crisis is affecting healthcare business valuation.

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Healthcare Sectors, Market Trends
Ambulatory Surgery Centers: 6 Reasons for Optimism During COVID-19

Much has been said about the social and business opportunities buried within the COVID-19 crisis. Who hasn't been on a video conference when someone tried to invoke Sir Winston Churchill's quote: "Never let a good crisis go to waste."

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Healthcare Sectors, Market Trends
COVID-19 Roundtable With IDD Leaders: Key Takeaways

In the middle of May, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with leaders in the field of providing support services to individuals affected by intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) during which we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on our services. This group consisted of direct service providers, area agency/managed care providers, and those who help with consulting and/or planning services. Representatives shared their current perspective of COVID-19 and how their services were affected, how they are planning for the "next phase" of communities opening back up, and the possibility of another lockdown.

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