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Stephen H. Schulte
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The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently announced that healthcare spending costs rose 9.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014, which was the largest quarterly increase in more than 30 years. The continued rise in healthcare spending costs has a direct effect on the entire United States population, but most directly effects consumers via overall higher healthcare costs including higher insurance premiums. 

When contemplating a potential transaction between an imaging center and a hospital, including the appropriate people and committing to transparent communication between the parties are essential to promoting a successful transaction environment. In order to achieve the desired goals of both parties, several key individuals should be active participants during the entire deal cycle, including the administrator and/or key executive from the center, a hospital representative, legal counsel for both parties, and an experienced valuation company.