National Hospital Flash Report: August 2023
Hospitals’ financial performance worsened in July as volumes fell, but margins remain improved from 2022. The median Kaufman Hall Calendar Year-To-Date Operating Margin Index reflecting actual margins was 1.3% in July.
Physician Flash Report: Q2 2023
Physician and provider productivity is on the rise as patients increasingly seek care in ambulatory settings. However, increased revenue and productivity in Q2 was not enough to offset rising expenses as the median investment/subsidy per provider still rose 5% year-over-year to $224,243.
National Hospital Flash Report: July 2023
Most hospitals underperformed in June as high expenses and economic pressures persist. As margins continue to stabilize on the surface, the gap between high-performing hospitals and those struggling in this new “new normal” is widening.
The State of Hospitals Nationwide and Healthcare Borrowing Trends
Recently, Erik Swanson and Robert Turner joined the Reorg podcast with reporter Hoa Nguyen to explore hospital financial performance and healthcare financing trends through the rest of 2023.
Rethinking Healthcare Economics: The Power of Advanced Practice Providers with Matthew Bates
On a new episode of The Healthcare Plus Podcast, host Quint Studer and Matthew Bates discuss the financial pressures facing healthcare industry leaders today and discuss strategic solutions to improve create alignment and improve margins.
National Hospital Flash Report: June 2023
Hospital finances showed signs of stabilizing in May amid slightly improving operating margins, declining expenses and notable increases in outpatient visits.
Health System Workforce Market & Solutions: Flash Intelligence
Our latest report uncovers emerging workforce spending trends.
Value-Based Care: Why Now?
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Healthcare’s Post-Growth Reset
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The Financial Impact of The Pandemic on Alabama Hospitals
Since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic in March 2020, Alabama hospitals and health systems have taken unprecedented steps to care for their communities amid significant pressure on staff and resources.
The Value of the Board Retreat
Those of you who read my blog regularly know that my focus tends toward either hospital operations or healthcare policy. In my latest blog, I want to change the pace and talk about the value of a well-planned and well-executed Board retreat.
Thoughts from Ken Kaufman
Financial and Operational Impacts on Tennessee Hospitals Since the Onset of the Pandemic
Since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic in March 2020, Tennessee hospitals and health systems have taken unprecedented steps to care for their communities amid significant pressure on staff and resources.