non-profit hospitals financial health

Prospects Mixed for Non-Profit Hospitals in 2019

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 [...]

2019-04-01T10:17:11+00:00April 1, 2019|hospitals|

S&P: Stable 2019 for Non-Profit Hospitals

Non-profit hospitals should experience a relatively stable 2019, according to S&P Global Financial. The bond-rating company estimates that 81 percent of such hospitals will be stable this year, with roughly equal numbers of hospitals looking at upgrades and downgrades. This stability is being driven by strong balance sheets and diversification while challenges to hospital financial performance and stability include the possibility of a recession, rising costs for serving an aging population, changes in Medicaid eligibility and payment policies, and the continued emergence of non-traditional health care providers. S&P also concludes that hospital operating margins are recovering after years of investment [...]

2019-01-22T06:00:30+00:00January 22, 2019|hospitals|
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