Joel Wittman

Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration-Health Policy and Management

(212) 677-5073
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Joel Wittman is the President of Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions as well as The Wittman Group, two management advisory firms that provide consulting services to the home health and post-acute care industries.

Joel has 30 years of experience in the health care field. Prior to creating Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions, Joel was a founder of The Braff Group and Vice President at Telesis Mergers and Acquisitions, two mergers and acquisitions firms specializing in the home health and post acute care industries. He is a former Chief Financial Officer of both a 420-bed acute care hospital in New York City and the Visiting Nursing Service of New York. He was Vice President of Health Care Services for a publicly traded home health care/supplemental staffing company that had more than 100 locations. Joel was also a consultant to the home health care and physician practice management industries. He is an Adjunct Professor at both the Milano New School University Graduate Program for Management and Urban Policy and New York University's Wagner School's MPA program in Health Policy and Management. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional home health care conventions, seminars and industry association meetings.

Joel has an MBA in Financial Management, an MS in Urban Affairs and Education, and a BA in Economics.

 

The overall goal of this course is to develop students’ skills in the financial analysis of key strategies for today’s health care organizations.  To achieve this goal, we will (1) explore the drivers of value creation, valuation approaches, and differences in capital structures between not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare providers; (2) examine horizontal consolidation among not-for-profit and for-profit providers (mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and the like), and vertical consolidation between providers and payers; and (3) consider sources of financing, including private and public equity markets, taxable and tax-exempt financing sources, and the important roles played by real estate investment trusts and entities like the Federal Housing Agency.  We will focus on a range of healthcare services, including acute care, post-acute care and senior health and housing, ambulatory surgery centers, behavioral health, and medical insurance companies. 

Students participating in the course should have a basic understanding of nonprofit and for-profit financial statement analysis and an understanding of the time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis.

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The overall goal of this course is to develop students’ skills in the financial analysis of key strategies for today’s health care organizations.  To achieve this goal, we will (1) explore the drivers of value creation, valuation approaches, and differences in capital structures between not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare providers; (2) examine horizontal consolidation among not-for-profit and for-profit providers (mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and the like), and vertical consolidation between providers and payers; and (3) consider sources of financing, including private and public equity markets, taxable and tax-exempt financing sources, and the important roles played by real estate investment trusts and entities like the Federal Housing Agency.  We will focus on a range of healthcare services, including acute care, post-acute care and senior health and housing, ambulatory surgery centers, behavioral health, and medical insurance companies. 

Students participating in the course should have a basic understanding of nonprofit and for-profit financial statement analysis and an understanding of the time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis.

Download Syllabus

The overall goal of this course is to develop students’ skills in the financial analysis of key strategies for today’s health care organizations.  To achieve this goal, we will (1) explore the drivers of value creation, valuation approaches, and differences in capital structures between not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare providers; (2) examine horizontal consolidation among not-for-profit and for-profit providers (mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and the like), and vertical consolidation between providers and payers; and (3) consider sources of financing, including private and public equity markets, taxable and tax-exempt financing sources, and the important roles played by real estate investment trusts and entities like the Federal Housing Agency.  We will focus on a range of healthcare services, including acute care, post-acute care and senior health and housing, ambulatory surgery centers, behavioral health, and medical insurance companies. 

Students participating in the course should have a basic understanding of nonprofit and for-profit financial statement analysis and an understanding of the time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis.

Download Syllabus