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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Nonprofit hospitals posted their second straight year of revenue declines in 2013 and their dismal rate of revenue growth broke records, according to a Moody's Investors Service report released this week.
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Post date: August 28, 2014
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Attitudes toward healthcare financing have been fairly conservative ever since the general economy collapsed with the stock market in 2008, but opportunities are opening up.
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Post date: August 19, 2014
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Although there are some indications of a possible lull, hospital systems are still buying up private physician practices at a high rate. With that come concerns about maintaining the revenue cycle during transition, but there are steps hospitals can take to smooth the process.
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Post date: August 6, 2014
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Tenet Healthcare is seeing its situation improve, with growth in key metrics, more favorable payer contracts and a burgeoning services business unit.
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Post date: August 5, 2014
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As integrated healthcare becomes a central goal, the time may be ripe for mergers and acquisitions to get more interesting.
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Post date: August 5, 2014
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Analysts who fear health spending is accelerating got plenty of evidence in Wall Street's second-quarter results to support their thesis. But so did folks who hope spending is still under control.
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Post date: August 4, 2014
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The San Francisco Bay area is getting a new accountable care organization courtesy of the formation of a new company by two healthcare powerhouses in the region.
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Post date: July 31, 2014
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Health system acquisitions and affiliations are being driven more by strategy than by financial need, according to survey research released Sunday at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s 2014 National Institute in Las Vegas.
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Post date: June 23, 2014
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Hospitals are one of the most expensive commercial structures to build or renovate. Before green lighting a project, hospital executives must confirm that new construction will address existing pressures, as well as attract and serve patients for decades to come.
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Post date: June 13, 2014
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On Monday, Chicago-based Ventas Inc., the largest U.S. healthcare real estate investment trust by market value, approved a pair of deals that total $3.5 billion.
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Post date: June 3, 2014
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Hospitals in Georgia have struggled financially in recent years, as uncompensated care costs rose after the recession and the state rejected Medicaid expansion. But one standalone facility decided that affiliation and clinical integration might be the right path to stave off closure.
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Post date: June 3, 2014
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With the Massachusetts Attorney General granting Partners Healthcare System a long-term lease on life as the dominant provider in Eastern Massachusetts, it's almost certain that the state and its residents will continue to pay above-average healthcare costs.
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Post date: May 23, 2014
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Around the country, physicians are starting private practices every day. And the economics work if the practice is constructed correctly -- paying for itself and earning equal-to or greater-than that of an employment model.
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Post date: August 29, 2014
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Although the census of private practices has contracted, practice buyers -- including physicians, medical groups and private equity groups -- are driving continued deal activity in this space. Here's what you need to know if you are considering a purchase or a sale.
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Post date: August 25, 2014
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Early-stage investment in private companies used to be reserved for wealthy industry players, but in recent years it has become more common for mainstream healthcare investors to find early-stage investment opportunities. But while easier to find, the underlying risks of private investments has not changed.
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Post date: August 18, 2014
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Early-stage investment in private companies used to be reserved for wealthy industry players, but in recent years it has become more common for mainstream healthcare investors to find early-stage investment opportunities. But while easier to find, the underlying risks of private investments has not changed.
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Post date: August 18, 2014
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Radiology reimbursement continues to drop, but healthcare providers often can achieve significant savings off the quoted vendor price for CT systems. Keys to finding savings include creating a strong, united team approach and determining what service coverage is best for a particular CT scanner.
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Post date: August 13, 2014
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Portable chest X-rays are the most common diagnostic exam in intensive care units. But pricing for portable X-ray systems varies, and can range from $40,000 to over $235,000, depending on a variety of factors.
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Post date: July 9, 2014
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If you are considering buying a minority interest in a medical practice or other healthcare business, review the seller's appraisal carefully to make sure it is of the appropriate, specified equity interest. Are you really getting a "discount" when it comes with little to no control?
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Post date: June 2, 2014
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It's not impossible for hospitals to obtain capital in today's volatile credit markets. But it is imperative to be thoroughly prepared before seeking funding, as there are new areas of emphasis you should expect when approaching creditors.
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Post date: May 30, 2014
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The Federal Trade Commission's blocking of hospital and physician practice mergers, as a way to purportedly prevent monopolies, is hurting the very people the FTC claims to be helping -- the patients themselves.
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Post date: May 28, 2014
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Knee replacements now account for over $6 billion in global sales annually, and this number is expected to grow as the population ages and improved accuracy makes younger patients candidates for therapies.
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Post date: May 20, 2014
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Investor interest in medical office buildings remains very high. Indeed, investors have plenty of access to capital, making it a very good time for owners, including some hospitals, to consider selling such assets.
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Post date: May 16, 2014
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Competing needs for capital, regulatory pressures, underinvestment and tightening operating budgets threaten U.S. healthcare facilities. But an alternative infrastructure funding mechanism does exist - one that can help deliver projects in a timely and financially responsible manner.
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Post date: May 8, 2014
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