“The Financial and Strategic Aggregators” Lead a New Type of Healthcare Market Consolidation

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive of the 2020 Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum

This activity is valid from May 1, 2020 to May 1, 2021

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

Virtually every Healthcare transformational, disruptive, and/or revolutionary trend has its’ roots in a cyclical healthcare market consolidation or healthcare market segment consolidation. This consolidation historically almost always occurred by “Strategic Aggregators” (Blue Cross Plans buying other adjacent Blue Cross Plans, Hospitals buying another strategically important hospital(s), physician groups acquiring additional smaller physician group(s), etc.). For the first time in nearly 25 years (since the $ 10 Billion+ explosion of “Publicly Traded” Physician Practice Management Companies – PhyCor, Coastal, etc.), “Financial Aggregators” (Private Equity Companies – KKR, Warburg, etc.; Publicly Traded Companies – UHG/Optum, etc.) are consummating $ Billion+ healthcare deals at multiples of EBITDA previously not observed. This dynamic is causing “Strategic Aggregators” to reassess their desire for key healthcare assets in a given market that now may transact at a much higher price. As a result, organizations (“Financial or Strategic Aggregators”) that have purchased a significant critical mass/market share of key healthcare assets may have a disproportional advantage over those organizations that have not. This presentation will focus on discrete healthcare market place examples of “Financial and Strategic Aggregators,” their acquisitions, strategies and potential/actual impact on US healthcare.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess clinical and financial models, capital structures, and population health strategies

  • Learn how to prepare healthcare organizations to transition to a population health model

  • Identify healthcare industry leaders and understand why they are the leaders

  • Explore influences in healthcare and how they are connected to money, people, and products

  • Analyze evolving healthcare participants and factors that enhance and disrupt these trends

Faculty: Jacque Sokolov, MD
Chief Executive Officer
SSB Solutions, Inc.


Dr. Sokolov has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

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