Q1-2018 Laboratory Services Update– Uncertainty in the greater healthcare industry continues to trickle down to the laboratory services sector. Questions around the Medicare market-based national fee schedule and the expectation of major payment cuts for laboratory tests looms on the horizon. This reimbursement uncertainty has continued to fuel a robust consolidation market, with many small to mid-sized providers turning to consolidation to fend off industry headwinds.
Q3-2017 Laboratory Services Update– The laboratory services market continues to be dominated by two global providers; LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics. With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid releasing a draft of 2018 reimbursement rates in September, the industry could see as much as a 10% hits to reimbursement rates across the board. While a decrease was anticipated, this outcome is far worse than anyone expected. The ability to leverage size and scale has allowed the industry’s largest providers to capitalize on this news.
Transaction Advisory – Balance Point Capital Partners, L.P. and 4C Capital have made an investment in IGeneX, Inc. IGeneX is a CLIA certified reference laboratory providing molecular and immunological testing services for Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases to private practice physicians, hospitals, and other clinical reference laboratories worldwide.
Transaction Advisory – Willow Laboratories announced today that it has been acquired by Ampersand Capital Partners. Willow is one of the country’s leading clinical and forensic toxicology laboratories providing urine, hair and saliva testing services to a wide range of healthcare providers including treatment centers, physician practices and other laboratories.