Inflation May Be Stabilizing, but a Transformative Period for Healthcare Has Only Just Begun
While inflation may be stabilizing, healthcare organizations face a long haul back to a better place. They will need a disciplined framework and an openness to new possibilities, including the utilization of strategies that were rejected in more stable times.
Preparing for Risk-Based Contracting and Value-Based Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities
In a roundtable discussion, Kaufman Hall Managing Directors Matthew Bates and Nora Kelly and Senior Vice President Max Timm discuss the rise of risk-based contracting in value-based healthcare arrangements, what providers and insurers need to watch out for, and what success in risk-based contracting will look like.
National Hospital Flash Report: November 2022
Just a few months remain in what is shaping up to be one of the worst financial years on record for hospitals. Expense pressures—particularly with the cost of labor—outpaced revenues...
Ratings Tolerance During Financial Turbulence
In recent months, hospitals of all sizes and ratings are reporting tremendous financial turbulence, primarily due to externalities such as the nursing shortage and the need for expensive contract labor.
When Financial Performance Matters
We have entered a financial moment when paying attention to the sunk cost fallacy will be central to maintaining, or recovering, the financial, clinical, and mission strength of America’s hospitals.
Liquidity Optimization Is Both an Opportunity and an Imperative for Higher Ed Institutions
Liquidity optimization offers colleges and universities a significant financial opportunity. It also is an imperative to meet the mounting financial challenges and risks that higher education faces today.
Buy-Side Perspectives on Not-for-Profit Healthcare
Not-for-profit healthcare investors provide their perspectives on issues including weak financial performance and the threat of breached covenants, best practices for disclosure and transparency, and the growing influence of ESG concerns on investment decisions.