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Healthcare M&A Deal Value Up 152% in Q1 2014
Health Leaders Media

The volume of deals in health services mergers and acquisitions for everything from physician practices to health plans in the first quarter of 2014 held pace with the same period in 2013, even as the total deal value rose 152% to $12.3 billion, according to PwC’s Q1 2014 US health services deals insights report.

Brett Hickman, partner and PwC’s U.S. healthcare deals leader, says he expects healthcare services M&A’s to continue at a strong clip in the near term as the sector adjusts to value-based reimbursements, lower inpatient volumes, and federal mandates.