Keara Dowling Authors Article on Hospital Consolidation for Atlanta Hospital News

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Keara Dowling, senior accountant at Draffin & Tucker LLP, authored the article, “Four Things To Consider During A Hospital Consolidation,” that appeared in the October 2012 issue of Atlanta Hospital News.

M&A activity in healthcare has increased over recent years, driven largely by challenging operating environments and decreasing reimbursements. In addition, the federal government is encouraging better coordination of care with more advanced technology in order to reduce national healthcare costs. This has driven many hospitals and health systems to consider M&A.

In the article, Keara spells out the four things to consider during a consolidation, including: know who you are working with and keep an open mind, cover all operational bases, evaluate aspects of reimbursement, and anticipate accounting and financial reporting issues.

For more information, please contact Keara Dowling at or (404) 719-4067.