Memphis, Tenn.-based One GI ended 2020 with a pair of post-formation deals and has no plans of stopping as 2021 kicks off.
Michael Dragutsky, MD, chair of One GI, spoke with Becker’s ASC Review about the state of the platform and elaborated on what’s in store for private equity in 2021.
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Question: What do you think has fueled your growth so quickly?
Dr. Michael Dragutsky: It’s several things. I think it’s a vision of regional density. We’re real believers in that. To drive leverage with the payers and have clout, you have to do it on a regional level. We’re concentrating on continuous states in a defined geographical area where the payers are. For instance, Mississippi and Tennessee share some common payers across those two state lines. And it’s the same thing with other regions [we’re targeting], they share some of the same payers.