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From Medicaid to price transparency, here are the 5 biggest health policy controversies in 2019 Print E-mail
Written by Robert King | Fierce Healthcare   
Saturday, 04 January 2020 15:56
 washington-dc-image Washington provided a lot of drama for the payer and provider industries in 2019 with unexpected transparency requirements, payment cuts and major uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There was also no shortage of Medicaid news or tough talk on surprise medical billing. Here are five of the biggest healthcare policy controversies to erupt this year...
Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2020 16:16
 
BDO & PitchBook: Healthcare's Consolidation Funnel Told Through Private Equity Print E-mail
Written by BDO   
Friday, 20 December 2019 17:36

New technologies and entrants, the shift from hospital-focused care to more outpatient and home-based services, and the move towards value-based care continue to create new financial pressures for healthcare organizations. In response, healthcare leaders must reimagine their services and transform their operations. Finding sources of capital to do that is imperative. Though other forms of capital infusion like specialty financing are on the rise, for many organizations, PE financing has become an attractive option. As PE interest in healthcare continues its upwards trajectory, the changing reimbursement environment in healthcare-and the winners and losers created-will point the way toward future consolidation, our latest healthcare report with PitchBook shows. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 15:17
 
Uncompensated care up significantly at U.S. hospitals, led by Southeast Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Monday, 25 November 2019 00:00

Ron Shinkman reports for Healthcare Dive on November 22:

Despite the Affordable Care Act taking hold in recent years, the average amount of uncompensated care reported by hospitals rose to $12.8 million last year, up nearly $1.7 million from 2015, according to a new survey from Definitive Healthcare. Hospitals in the Southeast, where the expansion of Medicaid eligibility has mostly been rejected, saw the greatest growth in uncompensated care between 2015 and 2018. Smaller hospitals were hit particularly hard, with unreimbursed costs rising most among those with 25 beds or less, averaging an 8.5% annual increase between 2017 and 2018. However, hospitals with more than 250 beds had much higher total uncompensated care costs, averaging $39.7 million last year. Definitive surveyed 3,855 U.S. hospitals between 2015 and 2018.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:03
 
The Med Mal Insurance Storm of 2020 Print E-mail
Written by Julie Danna   
Saturday, 16 November 2019 12:24

I was living in Panama City, FL when Hurricane Michael pretty much destroyed the community. It was a storm that hit the Panhandle so quickly that we barely had time to prepare. This experience made me reflect back to the medical malpractice insurance crisis that hit Florida back in the late 1990s early 2000s. It was harsh and destructive. I remember going to many town hall meetings with my partner Matt Gracey where we'd listen to stories and pleas of desperate physicians and surgeons begging for help. How the carriers either pulled out of Florida or made it so hard for us to find coverage that our clients and prospects could afford. Now I go to work each day knowing that we are about to revert back to those days and I can't help but wonder if it will be as quick as Hurricane Michael and will the healthcare providers and facilitates be prepared?

 
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Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:00
 
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