Rating Agency 2022 Summer Update on the Pandemic, Labor, Volume and ESG
Hear from rating agency experts on the pandemic’s continued financial impact on hospitals including labor challenges, volume trends, covenant management and recent rating trends.
How Intractable Will Inflation Be?
2022 is not the 1980s, but lessons learned during earlier battles with inflation can help inform scenarios of what we might be facing today if inflation proves more intractable than our current government and policy leaders anticipate.
Physician Flash Report: August 2022
Physician practices across the country stayed busy throughout the second quarter of 2022, as physician productivity and revenues all rose with higher patient volumes between the first...
National Hospital Flash Report: July 2022
U.S. hospitals and health systems are now halfway through an enormously difficult year. While margins were up in June compared to May, expenses remain at historic highs, leaving...
The Metrics that Matter in Today's Physician Enterprise
Over the last decade, the physician enterprise has undergone transformative changes. As of 2021, 73.9% of physicians were employed by hospitals or other corporate entities, according to...
ESG Scores: What We Know and Don’t Know
ESG scores from rating agencies reflect the risk that ESG issues will affect a hospital’s ability to earn cash flow and repay its debt, but are not “gold stars” for a sophisticated or well-considered ESG strategy.
Amazon and One Medical: What’s Going on Here?
Amazon’s recent acquisition of primary care company One Medical raises critical questions about what impact this deal could have on the way health care is delivered in the United States.
A Midyear Assessment
In a midyear assessment, we look at the current situation from the angles of inflation and labor, Federal Reserve activity, key benchmarks, and risk indicators and the funding environment.