H2C COVID-19 POV Series
Outpatient Services Implications
in a Post-COVID World
By Richard I. Rollo
January 20, 2021
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Richard Rollo is a Managing Director at Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC, where he is a leader for the firm’s Healthcare Strategic Advisory and Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) teams. Richard has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive leading corporate finance, strategy, planning, M&A, and development functions in health care, energy, and financial services.
For more than a decade, non-hospital-based outpatient services, especially ambulatory surgeries and imaging, have grown tremendously. The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled speculation of an acceleration in use of these services driven by a combination of economics, technological advances, and consumer preference. As a result, interest in non-hospital-based outpatient services among our health system clients has never been stronger. In addition, health systems view the comparatively high operating margins produced by outpatient surgical businesses, among others, and see opportunity.
But for health systems, there are some serious strategic implications of this trend. These implications can be categorized by the following:
Addition vs. displacement
Margin (percent) vs. margin (absolute)
Market share and service concentration