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March 19, 2018

Compliance Diligence in Buy-Sell Transactions: Uncover and address risks to save the deal

By Alice V. Harris, Jennifer D. Malinovsky, Edward K. White

New Perspectives

This article was reprinted with permission from the Spring 2018 New Perspectives, published by the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, www.ahia.org.

Due diligence can play a critical role in minimizing risk during any buy-sell transaction, but is even more important in a healthcare transaction. An array of complex considerations are at the forefront of a healthcare transaction that are not present in other industries. A lack of attention to compliance due diligence during the transaction, especially by the buyer, can jeopardize the viability of the deal.