Alternivest identified an opportunity to invest in the very compelling supply/demand imbalance and new pricing dynamics in healthcare through the market solution offered by Komedix Healthcare.
The Unites States, and Texas in particular, faces a dramatic imbalance between the demand for healthcare services and the supply of healthcare services, particularly in primary care. As many as one-third of all physicians in the United States are expected to retire within the next two decades. The American Association of Medical Colleges further predicts that physicians may retire earlier than they have been in the past. Estimates suggest that by 2020, the United States will face shortages of 45,400 primary care physicians. By 2025, the shortage is expected to reach 160,000 physicians across all specialties
These newly entitled individuals will attempt to ﬁnd new physicians in a physician market simultaneously losing tens of thousands of experienced practicing physicians, and replacing them with young physicians desiring to work 35 hours a week or less.
Texas already has among the lowest availability of primary care physicians and other specialists in the nation. Many Texas counties have no primary care physicians at all and more than one-quarter of counties have fewer now than a decade ago. After the ACA expansion, the average primary care capacity in Texas is expected to be about 80% of the national average. This dynamic is unfolding as Texas is also experiencing a major population growth that outpaces the nation as a whole.
A consequence of this boom in demand and shrinking capacity is that stretched-thin physicians lack the time needed to deliver quality care. At the same time, an inefficiency has been introduced into this supply/demand imbalance: there are shifts in reimbursement patterns that favor providers who outperform on quality measures and who can manage cases throughout the healthcare continuum for greater effectiveness and cost control.
Komedix is a physician-driven solution to the coming healthcare crisis as opposed to a hospital or insurance plan driven solution. Their highly experienced core team of healthcare providers are focused on providing effective solutions to 90% of the healthcare needs of Texas communities. Komedix has optimized their clinic model for the growth in managed care programs like Medicare Advantage and the ACA managed care insurance programs.
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