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March/April 2024    Volume 5 Issue 2
Health Law Connections

Management Services Organization Models: Navigating Key Legal, Structural, and Operational Considerations in Physician Practice Acquisitions

This Feature Article is brought to you by AHLA's Business Law and Governance Practice Group.
  • March 01, 2024
  • Rachel Ludwig , DLA Piper LLP
  • Emily (Schmidt) Rizos , VMG Health
Physician acquisitions

Over the last decade, physician practice transactions have dominated the health care transaction landscape. As a result of this trend, health care providers and investors across the industry are developing alignment strategies with physicians and independent physician groups. Nonetheless, buyers must consider the various legal, financial, and operational complexities involved in structuring and pursuing physician practice acquisitions. One popular solution to these complexities is the management services organization (MSO) model. This article provides background on the MSO model and summarizes the primary legal, structural, and operational considerations for MSO models.


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