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.
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.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested that the Fed would start tapering its bond purchasing activities in November with the plan of fully winding down the element of market support by mid-2022, at which point they might begin to raise short-term rates.
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.
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?”
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.
Hear from Managing Director, Paul Crnkovich as he discussed the results from our annual State of Consumerism in Healthcare 2021 survey. You will learn about key trends in consumer behavior and how healthcare organizations are strategically positioning themselves moving forward.
The stubbornly persistent effects of the COVID pandemic remind us that the organizational goal in 2021 and beyond is NOT to find the way back to a pre-COVID comfort zone, but rather to negotiate and navigate toward being the best performing healthcare organization possible within a fast-changing and uncertain post-COVID business environment.