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On the Rise: How Three Hospitals Improved Their Fiscal Outlooks
2/4/2016

On the Rise: How Three Hospitals Improved Their Fiscal Outlooks

The last several years have been challenging for hospitals, as uncertainty regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a narrowing in operating profitability became the norm. In 2015, however, the three major credit rating agencies (CRAs) presented refreshingly optimistic reports, particularly for the larger providers, citing strong revenue growth, continued cost containment, greater clarity with respect to the ACA and industry trends (e.g., consolidation and technology) as reasons for the positive momentum.

Smart Moves: How Hospitals Manage Risk When Borrowing
6/19/2013

Smart Moves: How Hospitals Manage Risk When Borrowing

In an uncertain world, managing financial risk is essential for any business.

This is especially true today for health care organizations. Hospital leaders have to deal with managing a multitude of risks, such as clinical outcomes, reimbursement cuts, regulatory requirements, competing hospitals and more.