6 Physician Risk Factors That Impact an ASC's Value

Certain characteristics of physician owners and non-owners of a surgery center may impact the perception of the value of that center. Here are six physician risk factors and the relative importance ASC operators place on each factor, according to VMG Health's ValueDriver ASC Risk Assessment Survey.


1. Number of physician investors in the ASC

  • Very low — 0 percent
  • Low — 0 percent
  • Medium — 50 percent
  • High — 36 percent
  • Very high — 14 percent

2. Average age of the physician owners
  • Very low — 0 percent
  • Low — 0 percent
  • Medium — 22 percent
  • High — 55 percent
  • Very high — 23 percent

3. Specialty mix of the physicians active at the ASC
  • Very low — 0 percent
  • Low — 14 percent
  • Medium — 23 percent
  • High — 55 percent
  • Very high — 8 percent

4. Reliance upon a few physicians to drive majority volume/revenue
  • Very low — 0 percent
  • Low — 5 percent
  • Medium — 18 percent
  • High — 32 percent
  • Very high — 45 percent

5. ASC's reliance upon non-owner physicians
  • Very low — 0 percent
  • Low — 9 percent
  • Medium — 27 percent
  • High — 50 percent
  • Very high — 14 percent

6. Level of ownership physician owners have in competing centers
  • Very low — 0 percent
  • Low — 0 percent
  • Medium — 18 percent
  • High — 27  percent
  • Very high — 55 percent

Information comes from VMG Health's ValueDriver ASC Risk Assessment Survey. VMG Health is a leading valuation and transaction advisory firm in healthcare. To receive a complimentary copy of VMG Health's ValueDriver ASC Risk Assessment Survey, click here.

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