Outlook strong for 2016 deals

Mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector are set for a robust 2016, according to a new report.

An outlook for the coming year, published in early January by Modern Healthcare, cites the value-based payment boom as the main driver behind future deals.

One cited expert predicts post-acute care will “come back in vogue” as more pressure for high-quality outcomes is put on hospitals.  

Potential roadblocks for deals include federal antitrust scrutiny and regulatory changes related to the 2016 elections, the report noted.