Physician Practice Management and ASC Symposium

May 6-7, 2021

Following the COVID-induced pause, transactional activity in the PPM and ASC industries has resumed at a rapid pace. If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic has re-affirmed the value of physician aggregation and the critical importance of ASCs in the healthcare delivery ecosystem. Please join us at this year’s symposium as industry leaders address the latest market trends, new investment models, lessons learned from the pandemic and critical issues shaping today’s PPM and ASC industries.



The 2021 PPM and ASC Symposium will deliver two-days of unmatched insights featuring industry experts covering the following topics:

  • The current state of the PPM and ASC industries, including the evolution of the market, transaction terms, critical legal issues and opportunities on the horizon
  • The latest trends in PPM transactions, with a look at pipeline opportunities, valuations/multiples and evolving sell-side process strategies
  • Examples of innovation in the ASC industry, such as the rise in de novo ASCs and creative ASC/PPM collaborations
  • And much more
May 6, 2021

Day 1: ASC Program
11:00 – 11:30 am
State of the ASC Industry: Perspectives from Leaders of the Top ASC Management Companies

This panel of senior leaders from the largest national ASC management companies will offer a “view from the top,” featuring their exclusive insights into what’s next for the ASC industry and an inside look at their company’s latest investment strategies.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
ASC Transaction Outlook: The Race Towards Value Continues

The COVID-19 pandemic and the continued emphasis on value based care has re-emphasized the ASCs essential role in the healthcare delivery system, increasing transactional activity in an already competitive marketplace. Our panelists will provide an outlook on transactional activity in today’s ASC industry, with a look at deal terms, pipeline opportunities, and valuations/multiples.

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Innovations in the ASC Industry

This panel will discuss recent innovations that are shaping the future of the ASC industry, including an uptick in de novo ASCs, unique ASC/PPM partnerships, the continued migration of surgical procedures to the outpatient setting, and a fresh look at bundled payments.

May 7, 2021

Day 2: PPM Program
11:00 – 11:45 am
State of the PPM Industry: Perspectives from Leaders of the Top Physician Practice Management Companies

CEO’s from leading PPM’s representing a wide range of specialties will provide their insight, vision and strategies as the stewards of their companies and will address important macro issues including overall physician acceptance of the PPM model, movement towards risk based contracting and other critical issues that will impact the future success and profitability of PPM’s.

11:45 am – 12:15 pm
PPM Buy-Side Transaction Outlook: Deal Volume Accelerates

Following a distinct pause in transaction activity initially caused by the acute impact of COVID and continued as a result of uncertainty and issues with valuation, PPM transactions have come roaring back. Our panel of Chief Development Officers from transactionaly active PPMs will discuss current market trends, including deal terms, pipeline opportunities and valuations/multiples, as well as their strategies for getting deals done in today’s environment.

12:15 – 12:45 pm
PPM Sell-Side Transaction Outlook

This panel of active healthcare investment bankers who focus on the PPM industry will discuss the positive impact that COVID had on physicians desire to affiliate with PPMs, evolving sell-side process strategies, and an overall sense of the physician practice market deal terms, including discussions of the hottest physician specialties.

12:45 – 1:00 pm

The Physicians’ Perspective from the Top

Hear from physician leaders who have sold their practices and are now senior executives of a PPM. These panelists will discuss how things have played out relative to their expectations, physician sentiment towards PPMs now that the “honeymoon” is over, and struggles and opportunities for the industry.

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Solaris Health: A Case Study on the Transition from Independent Practice to PPM
1:15 – 1:45 pm
Physician Alignment

This panel will discuss the latest strategies to ensure physician alignment and long-term commitment to the PPM. We will address maximizing alignment with both creative compensation arrangements, including the return of profits interest, and with the cutting-edge terms of the practice acquisition transaction.

McDermott is excited to feature a virtual networking option at this year’s conference. If opting into networking, you will receive login details the week of May 3. At this time, you will log-in, complete a brief profile with your health sector interests, seniority and general goals, and be presented with a list of recommended partnering matches that complement your completed profile. While the event takes place, attendees are able to request meetings with other attendees and meet via short, timed video chats.


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