Academic medical centers

Moody’s: Challenging Times Ahead for Academic Medical Centers

Academic medical centers will struggle in the near future, according to Moody’s Investor Services. While academic medical centers still have a number of strengths – offering higher-end services, high demand for their inpatient services, and generally strong cash flow margins – they also face a number of challenges that make life more difficult for them in a value-based payment world.  Among those challenges, most notably, are higher costs associated with teaching and research, higher-acuity patients, and payment pressure from insurers.  Another challenge:  the shrinking gap between academic medical center hospitals and others as more care is delivered on an outpatient [...]

2019-04-04T06:00:55+00:00April 4, 2019|Uncategorized|

Outcomes Strong at Academic Medical Centers

Patients served at academic medical centers have a better chance of surviving the health problems that brought them to those facilities. Or so concludes a new study published in the journal Health Affairs. According to the study, We examined more than 11.8 million hospitalizations in the period 2012–14 for Medicare beneficiaries ages sixty-five and older and found that, after adjustment for patient and hospital characteristics, high-severity patients had 7 percent lower odds, medium-severity patients had 13 percent lower odds, and low-severity patients had 17 percent lower odds of thirty-day mortality when treated at an academic medical center for common medical conditions, compared to similar [...]

2018-07-06T06:00:14+00:00July 6, 2018|hospitals|
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