There’s good news and bad news for non-profit hospitals in 2019, according to Fitch Ratings, the bond-rating company.

The good news:

  • For many, major IT investments have been completed.
  • Many have adjusted to the reality of falling inpatient volume.
  • Many that saw reduced margins as a result of launching, purchasing, or participating in provider-sponsored plans to compete in health exchanges have scaled back those efforts.

The bad:  profits and margins may continue to decline – but those declines will not be as steep as they have been in recent years.  Reimbursement may be weaker, too.

Learn more from the Fierce Healthcare article “Why Fitch outlook on nonprofit hospitals says there are ‘ample reasons for optimism.’”