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Mergers & Acquisitions in Healthcare – What to Expect in 2022

According to a recent KaufmanHall report, although overall hospital M&A dropped from 2020 to 2021, healthcare technology -- particularly RCM vendors -- saw a flurry of major, high-profile mergers & acquisitions, including:

  • Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19B
  • Oracle acquires Cerner for $28.3B
  • Optum acquires Change Healthcare for $13B
  • Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital acquires athenahealth for $17B
  • R1 RCM acquires Cloudmed for $4.1B early in 2022

In an article from, two leading experts predict this trend of major mergers & acquisitions will continue.

"I would say that merger activity—call it merger mania if you want to— has kind of run its course [on the healthcare delivery side]," Michael Abrams, MA, managing partner at Numerof & Associates, told HealthLeaders. "[Last year] we saw fewer but larger deals, and we may see more of these in '22."

With this in mind, what should we expect in 2022? Well, that is exactly what we are going to address on April 6, 2022, during our featured webinar: Healthcare Revenue Cycle Industry Brief & Opportunity Analysis.

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Industry Brief
& Opportunity Analysis

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Webinar Topics:

  • Critical Sectors of Healthcare RCM Ripe for Consolidation
  • Implications of Recent Healthcare Acquisitions
  • Consolidation and Acquisition Opportunities for 2022
  • Healthcare Payment and Transaction Trends from 2021 CAQH Index
  • Expert Perspectives on Investment & Payment Trends

Featured Speakers:

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Justin Bentley
Managing Director – M&A
Head of Healthcare Tech

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Kristine Burnaska
CAQH Explorations

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Josh Berman
Linchpin Healthcare

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