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.
Elements of an Effective Healthcare Venture Development Process
Health systems should employ a nine-step process when seeking to develop venture investments.
Healthcare Venture Investing Strategic Considerations
Among the strategic questions healthcare venture investors should consider when contemplating an investment are its focus, level of risk, and likely performance.
Additional Comments from Healthcare Venture Investing Survey Respondents
Leaders of healthcare systems share their organizations’ perspectives on venture investing.
Finding Healthcare Finance Reality in a Cloud of Possibility
Integrated risk planning enables organizations to manage variability and to succeed under an ever-shifting cloud of possibility.
Chinese Investment: An Opportunity for U.S. Healthcare Organizations
With a growing middle class and a desire for improved healthcare services, China is becoming a key investor in U.S. healthcare organizations, with the goal of bringing some of their practices and services back home.
The Impact of Tax Reform on Hospital Capital Financing
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 is expected to impact interest rates charged by banks to not-for-profit hospitals in direct placements and may steer some refundings to structures involving complex new risks.
The Increasing Importance of Strategic Capital Planning
Strategic capital planning can provide certainty amid a time of a large number of unknown external variables.
Terminating Swap Positions
Health system financial executives may want to consider whether they would terminate legacy swap positions in a higher rate environment.
How to Revisit Private Placement Debt
Hospitals should reassess the private placement debt they accrued in the recent constrained lending market to determine their best options now that the market has loosened.