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Portfolio : PhyMED
PhyMED is a leading provider of outsourced anesthesia, interventional pain management and other complementary services to hospitals, medical facilities and ambulatory surgery centers. Formed in 1994 and based in Tennessee, PhyMED is a top ten provider of anesthesia services in the United States.
Top Down Investment Thesis
Excellere’s investment in PhyMED is a result of a four year search for an anesthesia platform based on the firm’s disciplined top down investment strategy, driven by several factors including i) the non-discretionary nature of anesthesia services that carry a high degree of medical necessity as sedation is required for most surgical procedures, ii) a clear and deep value proposition to patients, surgeons, medical facilities and payers, and iii) the highly-fragmented nature of the industry.
The key customers for an outsourced provider of anesthesia services are the healthcare facilities, and more specifically the surgeons that anesthesiologists work with. For the medical facilities, a contracted or outsourced anesthesiology partner provides dedicated anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), while reducing the need for internal resources dedicated to recruiting, credentialing, scheduling, billing, collections and compliance. For the surgeon and facility, there is significant value gained through access to a consistent staff of anesthesia professionals available in order to maximize the efficiency and throughput of the operating room, which is one of the most profitable areas of a hospital.
The U.S. anesthesia services industry is estimated at over $23.0 billion and growing at 4% per year, in line with growth in total surgical procedures and case reimbursement rate trends. The number of U.S. surgical procedures is projected to grow 29% from 2010 to 2020.
Buy and Build Strategy
The anesthesia services sector is highly fragmented and comprised of over 1,000 providers nationally. This fragmentation, combined with the opportunity to significantly enhance the value provided to its customers’ experiences and outcomes through the use of technology-driven solutions, suggests an immense opportunity to execute a customer-centric, buy-and-build strategy. Specific areas of focus within the outsourced anesthesia services sector include other compliance-focused anesthesia providers and complementary service lines such as interventional pain management and critical care coverage.
To the extent you are interested in learning more about PhyMED, please contact Rob Martin at (303) 765-2407, Matt Hicks at (303) 765-2410 or Justin Unertl at (303) 765-2416 to discuss the anesthesia services industry further.
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