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.
Healthcare’s Post-Growth Reset
echnology and retail-focused companies from Amazon to Oscar Health to CVS/Aetna, just to name a few, have taken ambitious steps into healthcare with offerings for everything from primary care to ambulatory clinics to new, consumer-focused insurance plans.
Value-based care plans, and hospital finances
Fierce Healthcare's Dave Muoio chats with Lisa Goldstein, senior vice president at the consulting firm Kaufman Hall, about what hospital leaders will need to focus on in the new year.
Health System Telemedicine Spend: Flash Intelligence
Our latest report uncovers emerging telemedicine spend trends.
New Revenue Cycle Insights: Flash Intelligence
Kaufman Hall’s new Flash Intelligence series offers unique, data-driven insights on hospital and health system spending trends, leveraging data from nearly 1,000 hospitals. The first...
Hope Doesn’t Pay Debt Service…or Does It?
“Hope doesn’t pay debt service” is a message I heard repeatedly from many hospital executives during my years as a ratings analyst. Any astute finance executive or finance committee...
Developing a Point of View About Inflation
In February, U.S. inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index grew 7.9% year-over-year, the highest increase in four decades. The factors influencing the current inflationary...
Thoughts from Ken Kaufman
Reviving Revenue in the Post-Pandemic World
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we face a changed reality. Expenses—particularly labor expenses—have reset at a higher level. Inflation is rising at rates not seen since the...
Managing Market Issues and Opportunities Amid Complex Pressures
Debt issuance has been modest, but there is significant building supply. The issuance context is continuing benchmark and credit spread disruption as markets react to competing...
Operationalizing Value-Based Primary Care: Lessons from the Field
For more than a decade, hospitals, payers, and other healthcare stakeholders have experimented with moving healthcare payment from fee-for-service, volume-based contracts to arrangements that reward providers for the value of the care they provide.
Can Governance Be Measured?
Almost everything that not-for-profit hospital ratings analysts evaluate can be measured, quantified, and databased. Except for one: governance.
Winter 2022 Kaufman Hall Report: Strategies for Improving Recruitment and Retention
Hospitals and health systems are feeling the full effects of the Great Resignation as labor expenses climb despite lower staffing levels. As a result, hospitals are paying higher wages to compete for qualified personnel. Read the Winter 2022 Kaufman Hall Report for strategies for improving recruitment and retention.