Physician Flash Report: August 2021
Physician groups across the country saw productivity and revenue improvements in the second quarter compared to pre-pandemic levels seen in Q4 2019.
2021 State of Healthcare Performance Improvement Report: COVID Creates a Challenging Environment
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to undermine performance improvement efforts at hospitals and health systems across the country. Workforce realignments, a rapid push into telehealth, lower volumes, and rising labor and supply costs point to the need for transformative change.
M&A Quarterly Activity Report: Q3 2021
Transaction volume for hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions was lower in Q3 2021 compared with pre-pandemic levels, but average seller size by revenue and total transacted revenue remain high.
National Hospital Flash Report Summary: September 2021
Rising COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations from the hyper-transmissible Delta variant continued to deepen pressures on the nation’s hospitals and health systems in August, according to the latest issue of Kaufman Hall’s National Hospital Flash Report.
Balancing Strategy with Execution
As colleges and universities begin a third academic year still dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, the need to find the right balance between strategy and execution amid rapid change is more important than ever.
Renters or Owners: Real Estate and Physician Affiliation
When health system leaders are thinking about building a medical office building or ambulatory surgery center as part of their ambulatory and physician affiliation strategy, the first question they should ask is, “Do we need to incentivize physicians in this market with real estate and create owners instead of renters?”
Financial Effects of COVID-19: Hospital Outlook for the Remainder of 2021
America’s hospitals face significant, ongoing financial instability as the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to fester.
Responding to the Risk of Site-Neutral Payments
Challenges to hospital outpatient department reimbursement rates are coming from all directions. As the likelihood of site-neutral payments increases over a range of services, hospitals and health systems must understand which services are most at risk from these changes and determine how quickly they will respond.