Financing in the 2020s: Look for higher interest rates
A review of hospital financing practices prior to the Great Recession of 2008 provides insight into how current practices might best respond to a new period of rising interest rates.
Historical perspective on hospital financing practices, 1998-2018
The marriage of variable-rate debt and derivatives was certainly the biggest new development in hospital financing practice of the 1998-2008 decade and the one most likely to be carried forward over the next 10 years.
The Rise, Fall, and Possible Return of Variable-Rate Demand Bonds
Variable rate demand bonds, created in an inflationary environment, have waned in popularity but remain a viable credit source for hospitals and health systems.