The Medicare program's current forecast is slightly less bleak than last year's, but the fund is headed for insolvency in 2026, say the trustees of the Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. >>>
For the second time in three months, Bronx-based Montefiore Medical Center has announced it will buy a financially troubled suburban hospital. This time it is Sound Shore Health System, which operates two hospitals in New York. >>>
Bundled payments are one of the financial models emerging from the evolving healthcare marketplace. But a survey of physicians and hospitals shows a significant divergence of opinions about bundling. Practice size is just one factor. >>>
In the latest twist for Health Management Associates, the for-profit hospital operator's CEO, Gary D. Newsome, announces he will retire in July. Last week HMA moved to block a takeover bid by filing a shareholders' rights plan. >>>
Despite recent news headlines about merger failures, many M&A deals are successful. Recently acquired hospitals improve their financial and operational performance more after a deal versus their non-acquired peers, one study shows. >>>
A projected increase in emergency department volume within the next three years means hospitals need to get to work now to implement better patient flow schemes. The need is urgent because how patients move through the ED has significant financial implications throughout the rest of the hospital. >>>
Senior executives from SSM Healthcare, Fletcher-Allen Healthcare, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the major influencers of industry consolidation—including capital access, market needs, financial support, and growth opportunities.
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