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With increased need for capital, balance-sheet pressures, and volatile markets, capital access requires new sophistication.
Healthcare finance professionals need to plan for tomorrow's capital needs while funding the needs of today.
Hospital management teams should be aware of eight key problem areas that can delay or increase costs for their hospital capital project.
The increased number of insured Americans will determine the types of healthcare facilities that are most needed during an era of change and how those facilities are funded.
Todd Sisson, senior analyst, Wells Capital Management’s Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Group, shares his insights into what investors expect from the healthcare industry and the role of reform legislation.
Dedicated limited taxes can provide the lifeline a hospital needs to preserve community health care and enhance the local economy.
Healthcare organizations may wish to consider tax-exempt bank financing for capital projects.
Four industry leaders share the ways in which business development is changing in an era of reform—and how CFOs and other healthcare leaders should prepare.
Maryland’s all-payer system has lowered healthcare costs, but also has driven down hospitals’ operating margins and driven up debt.
Dean Swindle, executive vice president, business services, and CFO at Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses his organization's capital allocation strategy.
Vincent Schmitz, senior vice president and CFO at MultiCare Health System, based in Tacoma, Wash., discusses his organization's capital strategy, which helps it succeed and grow.
Learn five ways that hospitals that are structured as systems of focused factories will be better able to succeed under payment reform.
Hospitals that are structured as systems of focused factories-providing bundles of care in a variety of service lines-will be better positioned to compete under value-based business models.
Guidelines for managing the cost of youth sports that could also serve as guidance for healthcare finance professionals in search of ways to reduce costs in their organizations.
Hospitals can lower debt-financing costs through appropriate use of variable-rate products.
The increased number of insured Americans will determine the most-needed types of healthcare facilities and how they are funded. A physician joint venture may not be the best funding source.
As hospitals and health systems plan capital spending that requires financing, they should carefully weigh all their options.
Several years of physician and community outreach have improved the transparency of Beatrice Community Hospital's care delivery and finances, directly contributing to an improved reputation and measureable savings.
These healthcare providers still have some work to do to qualify for HITECH meaningful use incentives. But their electronic health records are already creating efficiencies-and, most important, improving patient care in meaningful ways.
The economic crisis will force hospitals and health systems to cut back spending on capital projects and unprofitable healthcare services in 2009, a recent study has found.
When it comes to capital access, the recovery does not appear to be in full swing, judging by the results of HFMA Healthcare Financial Pulse research published in May.
Although many hospitals have had to defer capital expenditures and cut operating costs due to the recession, many organizations also have made process improvements that support next-generation care delivery.
Lessons from Grinnell Regional Medical Center It may seem counterintuitive in tough economic times, but some hospitals are looking to philanthropy to fund a bigger portion of their capital needs as operating margins have declined in recent years. The 81
by Andrew J. Majka Hospital and health system executives should be doing everything they can to bolster their organizations' liquidity positions given balance sheet damage from the economic downturn and pending uncertainties of healthcare reform. This means maximizing revenue
Two tactics can help reduce conflicts: a structured budget hearing or review process and a consistent organizationwide process for generating and evaluating capital purchase proposals.
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