Capital Finance

Healthcare providers seek capital from equity firms, lenders and investment banks to meet operational needs, such as upgrading facilities, implementing IT systems and purchasing medical equipment.

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Michigan-based Metro Health has been able to set itself apart from other community hospital systems in part by its ability to access and leverage capital. Metro's success offers a template for best practices in capital acquisition through strategies such as public issuance of debts and securities.
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Post date: April 23, 2014
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To quickly make the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care, accountable care organizations must figure out where to invest and take cues from those which have mastered the model.
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Post date: April 22, 2014
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Earnings are down but in line with forecasting, and opportunities for future growth leave executives optimistic.
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Post date: April 18, 2014
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Boston's Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, Mass. announced Monday that they are creating a new health system.
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Post date: April 15, 2014
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With the purchase of Ranbaxy and if it can overcome Ranbaxy's troubles, Sun Pharma will find itself in a global leadership position with huge potential for growth.
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Post date: April 11, 2014
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As healthcare reimbursement shifts from a system that rewards quantity of care to quality of care, the onus is on the CFO to determine where best to allocate financial resources and how best to pare them.
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Post date: February 14, 2014
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If post-acute care providers want to remain viable as businesses, they’re going to have to invest in technology.
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Post date: February 14, 2014
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Honolulu's Kuakini Medical Center was anticipating an enormous capital investment to upgrade its energy systems, when a golden opportunity came along.
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Post date: February 13, 2014
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Squeezed budgets make it difficult to finance hospital equipment, so hospitals are turning to flexible equipment financing as a solution.
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Post date: February 11, 2014
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Cigna reported solid revenue growth in 2013 but the insurer plans on being proactive in order to curtail rising costs.
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Post date: February 10, 2014
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When hospitals merge, the focus tends to be on how much will go to pay off debt and how much will be reinvested in capital improvements. But little notice is paid to a by-product of such transactions - the creation of charitable foundations.
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Post date: February 10, 2014
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Humana reported a fourth-quarter loss, but, remaining positive about 2014, reaffirmed its financial outlook for the upcoming year.
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Post date: February 6, 2014
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Did you know that some facilities use imaging software to perform differential reviews previously done only by trained laboratory professionals? But adding imaging software automation to the hematology lab can tack on $85,000 to $140,000 to the cost of a hematology analyzer.
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Post date: April 8, 2014
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While chemistry previously ruled hospital clinical laboratories, in today's labs immunoassay is equally important. Indeed, these blended systems represent the lab's largest capital outlay.
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Post date: April 1, 2014
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Global private equity investment in the healthcare industry has been shrinking for a few years now, but the dropoff has been felt particularly in Europe and the U.S. Asia, on the other hand, is vacuuming up PE dollars lost to the west.
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Post date: March 31, 2014
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The overall market for angiography services should remain stable in the near future. But one long term growth trend to keep watch on is the shift towards improving prevention based on early identification, reducing risk factors, education and early intervention if necessary.
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Post date: March 4, 2014
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Hospital Marina Salud de Denia, described as a model for what the hospital of the future should look like, is well on its way to fulfilling its promise. But can its financial achievements be duplicated by U.S. facilities?
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Post date: February 26, 2014
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Surprisingly, the due diligence process is easier for hospitals acquiring large medical practices than for those buying smaller physician groups. But close analysis of small practice finances is essential during acquisition, as the results determine the very structure of the transaction.
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Post date: February 18, 2014
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Community Health Systems, Inc. completed its $7.6 billion acquisition of Health Management Associates on Monday. The Franklin, Tenn.-based hospital chain is now the largest in the country, measured by sheer number of facilities owned and operated.
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Post date: January 29, 2014
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the HHS Inspector General finalized the Stark law exemption on Friday, which allows hospitals to fund up to 85 percent of EHR costs for physicians.
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Post date: December 27, 2013
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The march toward accountable care is reshaping the market for home care and hospice providers.
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Post date: December 27, 2013
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Physicians aren't so much team players. Giving up decision-making control to someone else isn't in their DNA. But being an entrepreneur requires being a team player, giving up control, and managing people. It's a skill we have to learn.
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Post date: November 18, 2013
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For hospitals and health networks considering a development project or real estate transaction, engaging an advisor can provide numerous benefits. But how do you properly evaluate a firm in order to select the right advisor?
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Post date: November 18, 2013
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For hospitals and health networks considering a development project or real estate transaction, engaging an advisor can provide numerous benefits. But how do you properly evaluate a firm in order to select the right advisor?
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Post date: November 18, 2013
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