The Birth of California Managed Imaging: A Merge-Light Success Story, Part 1
The radiology industry continues to evolve in a rapid and multifaceted manner, with shifting payment models, hospital consolidation, and recently, increased merger and investment activity among groups. While this newly robust transaction environment may cause some trepidation for independent groups and physician shareholders, it has also created opportunities for groups with long-term strategic goals and data at their fingertips...especially in consideration of merge light agreements. When groups “merge light,” both entities share a tax ID number, a board of directors, and an executive committee while retaining their original compensation, benefits, and management structures.
This two-part case study series will analyze two merge light agreements that created growth, quality, and stability for a California radiology group.