Andrew Donahue, FHFMA, CPA

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Andrew Donahue, FHFMA, CPA

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Andrew Donahue: An open letter to Congress on nonprofit hospital finances

There’s a lot of bad information out there on nonprofit hospital finances. Part of the problem is run-of-the-mill scapegoating — stakeholders with an agenda using our business complexity to muddy the water. Part of the problem is classic misuse of information — good people with good intentions making the wrong assumptions. And part of the…

Andrew Donahue, FHFMA, CPA April 26, 2024

Andrew Donahue: 4 reasons results of the 2024 election won’t matter for healthcare

There is a strange and underappreciated truth at the top of the American political system: Our president is remarkably powerless. Except in the realms of foreign policy, executive agency action and judicial branch appointments, the president’s policy agenda is rarely guided by intention. Rather, it is defined by limitation. Savvy presidents learn quickly that their…

Andrew Donahue, FHFMA, CPA October 27, 2023

Why the idea of disruption is so hard for healthcare leaders to understand

It’s time to talk about the word disruption – what it is and what it isn’t – because right now in healthcare it seems to be generating more angst than strategy. First, some good news. Disruption (shorthand for “disruptive innovation”) is just a theory. It’s an idea. That’s all. It was first introduced in the…

Andrew Donahue, FHFMA, CPA March 13, 2023

Andrew Donahue: Why the nation could see major healthcare reform legislation soon

Don’t expect much healthcare reform from the 118th Congress. That’s what many pundits said after the mid-term elections, based on two common assumptions. 1 The administration had its shot. During the first two years of President Joe Biden’s first term, when Democrats controlled the White House, the Senate and the House, healthcare reform was mostly…

Andrew Donahue, FHFMA, CPA January 24, 2023