Strategic Partnerships Mergers and Acquisitions

What media and lawmakers don’t understand about hospital finances

In this episode, HFMA policy director Andrew Donahue discusses margins, investments and M&A and what measure tells the real story of hospital finance.

Erika Grotto May 23, 2024

Responses to a new RFI will help guide regulations addressing consolidation and private equity in healthcare

The Biden administration is ramping up its assessment of how to regulate consolidation and private equity (PE) acquisitions in healthcare, issuing a request for information (RFI) from stakeholders. There is a deadline of May 6 to submit comments on the RFI, which was distributed by HHS, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade…

Nick Hut March 13, 2024

Temple Health: Vendor-Neutral Managed Services Program Revolutionizes Staffing Operations & Cost Management

This case study focuses on how AMN Healthcare partnered with Temple University Health System to seek clarity on staffing and cost inconsistencies amid rising patient demand to build a more balanced workforce. Download the white paper to learn more details.

HFMA February 14, 2024

News Briefs: A new fee is set for using the No Surprises Act arbitration portal

Bringing out-of-network payment disputes to arbitration under the No Surprises Act in 2024 will be less expensive than previously proposed. In a final rule, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury established the administrative fee for using the independent dispute resolution (IDR) portal at $115 per case, effective Jan. 22. That’s…

Nick Hut January 30, 2024

Biden administration announces effort to make healthcare more competitive and transparent

Providers and insurers should be on the lookout for the Biden administration to hand down regulations and guidance intended to promote competition in healthcare. The White House in December released a fact sheet stating its position that a lack of competition affects healthcare prices and accessibility for consumers. Drug costs have been a target of…

Nick Hut January 30, 2024

Experts forecast a busy year for healthcare M&A even with changes to regulatory oversight

A more exacting system for regulatory reviews is a factor in the short-term outlook for healthcare mergers and acquisitions. New M&A guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) add a wrinkle to the process of consummating deals, especially in the short term as the parties adjust to the…

Nick Hut January 4, 2024

Healthcare Blame Game: Bigger may prove to be better in healthcare, despite critics’ take

Brad talks with Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of America’s Physician Groups, about why healthcare consolidation is more nuanced than critics understand.

Erika Grotto November 6, 2023

Hospital, physician advocates disagree over the role of physician-owned hospitals as policymakers ramp up focus

Hospital advocacy groups hope to stanch momentum that’s building in policy circles to increase the number of physician-owned hospitals. The American Hospital Association (AHA) and Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) issued a joint statement Oct. 18, saying permitting greater numbers of physician-owned hospitals (POHs) would have adverse effects on healthcare costs, access and quality. The…

Nick Hut October 24, 2023

Is consolidation in healthcare the work of modern-day robber barons — or the result of overdue reengineering?

he most successful industrialists of America’s Gilded Age were often skewered by contemporary critics as being robber barons. A new generation of naysayers wants to recycle the old rhetoric, this time targeting organizations focused on healthcare: The critics’ clear message: Big money is helping healthcare get bigger, and it’s a bad deal all around. Many…

Susan Dentzer, MS September 27, 2023

The 5 provider strategies to improve profit margins

Improving financial performance and operating margins has become one of the most pressing concerns for health system CEOs. To meet future margin targets, leaders will have to bring a new level of focus, resources and structure to achieve deeper cost reductions on a recurring basis. At the same time, this is critical to ensuring that…

HFMA September 13, 2023
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