Exploring Critical Business and Legal Issues across the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries
Exploring Critical Business and Legal Issues across the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries
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Top Takeaways | Specialty Spotlight: Women’s Health and Fertility

In this session, Brian Hall, a partner in McDermott’s Healthcare practice group, moderated a panel to discuss the opportunities for growth and investment in the women’s health and fertility space.

Session panelists included:

  • Andrew Colbert, Senior Managing Director, Ziegler
  • Eleanor Harte, Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
  • Erica Pham, General Counsel, Maven Clinic
  • Cara Reymann, Chief Executive Officer, Fertilitas
  • Maxine Winston, Interim Chief Development Officer, Axia Women’s Health

Top takeaways included:

  1. The women’s health market continues to be very fragmented, with most obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and fertility providers practicing as members of small groups. The vast majority of OB/GYN practices are comprised of one to three physicians, while there are approximately 500 fertility clinics total in the United States.
  2. There is a strong value-based care (VBC) opportunity in the women’s health space, with payors looking to partner more with OB/GYNs on bundled payment models.
  3. Investors view women’s health and OB/GYN clinics as an offshoot of primary care, which offers numerous opportunities to leverage OB/GYN services as the epicenter for primary care for women.
  4. Since the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, overturning Roe v. Wade, the famous phrase “healthcare is local” is being questioned. More employers are now incorporating the ability to travel for care into their insurance coverage offered to employees. It is the first time that companies must rethink how and where they are offering care.
  5. The women’s health space is expected to face a decrease in the number of providers coming [...]

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HPE Miami 2021: Subsector Insights | Women’s Care

The field of women’s care offers investors several excellent entry points for innovation and growth. McDermott partner Joshua Spielman moderated this conversation featuring insights from Michael Chang, partner at BC Partners; Robert LaGalia, president and chief executive officer of Unified Women’s Healthcare; and Uttara Marti, managing director at Evercore.

Access the PDF here.

Women’s health continues to be one of the most fragmented sectors of the healthcare industry, which means that there are ample opportunities for new entrants and existing platforms to innovate, integrate and improve the delivery of care in this space.

Women’s care providers have an opportunity to expand their core OB/GYN and fertility focus. Providing additional wrap-around services can drive incremental value.

Women’s health is uniquely able to take advantage of value-based care arrangements, but key obstacles must be overcome first, including scale, provider buy-in and access to the necessary data.

Fertility services remain a strong driver in the women’s health space. More and more, employers are providing fertility coverage and benefits, helping to drive access and volume in this sector.

To catch up on all of the sessions from the HPE Miami 2021 Conference, please click here.

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