Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: APRIL 2018


Erosion

The inevitable transition from inpatient to outpatient care erodes the hospital model, and the artificially high reimbursement paid to hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) will not last much longer.

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Getting Thin

Hospitals are facing a growing set of market and policy headwinds at time when their operating margins are thin and getting tighter.

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Far Left Side of the Chart

As the driver of healthcare reform shifts from policy makers to the market, the large share of total spending represented by hospitals makes it a target for both cost cutters and innovators.

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Balance Sheet Alchemy

In a time of industry transformation, what were assets can quickly become liabilities.  There is growing reason to believe the strategies of hospitals and health systems in the past decade may face just such a risk.

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Cloudy, with a Chance of Storms

A variety of market forces are coalescing to bring major change to hospitals and health systems, changes that will have impacts on the future strategies of independent physician practices.

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Mission on Mission

Non-profit health system Mission Health agrees to sell to for-profit HCA, a controversial move that proves there is sometimes a better way to archive the purpose of the organization.

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ALN

Tim Coan, ALN’s CEO, writes an insightful and witty blog three times a week about a variety of topics relevant to independent physician practices.

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