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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Rising interest rates and regulatory oversight will be the top challenges confronting the senior care industry over the next year, according to a new survey of housing and care providers. But industry leaders feel good about a stronger business performance outlook.
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Post date: October 17, 2014
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As healthcare's trade winds blow towards more consolidation, some nonprofit health systems are taking a new business turn, while trying to continue traditional charitable missions.
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Post date: October 13, 2014
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Among a variety of high risk, high reward investments for health systems, robotic surgery is emerging as a technology with lots of promise as well as conflicting evidence.
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Post date: October 10, 2014
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The "consumerization" of healthcare is helping to shape trends in healthcare real estate by contributing to significantly less hospital usage in certain regions of the United States.
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Post date: October 8, 2014
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Venture capital money is pouring into mHealth technologies, and much of that funding is going to support technology that benefits providers.
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Post date: September 23, 2014
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As risks in healthcare get more significant and complex, vigilant monitoring must be a highly deliberate process requiring oversight by a cross-functional team within a hospital.
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Post date: September 23, 2014
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Since the recession began, credit rating agencies have generally held a negative outlook on not-for-profit healthcare providers in the U.S. The squeeze on hospital and health system margins shows no sign of letting up.
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Post date: September 22, 2014
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Solar power is not new to Kaiser Permanente, but the California-based health system is planning to ramp up its usage.
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Post date: September 10, 2014
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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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In its semiannual Economic Outlook survey, Premier, Inc., asked hospital supply chain, materials management and C-suite executives to reveal the trends impacting their supply chains over the next year. Here are the top five issues.
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Post date: October 9, 2014
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Every interventional cardiac cath procedure requires the use of an associated monitoring system. Negotiation of this technology requires a deep understanding of how these systems can be highly configurable, how components can be priced and discounted differently.
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Post date: October 9, 2014
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Savvy healthcare supply chain leaders must go beyond medical product pricing to achieve the next level of savings for their organizations. Here are 3 areas to consider if you are searching for additional savings.
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Post date: October 6, 2014
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Uncertainty about reimbursement continues to play a role in a healthcare facility's decision to invest in a digital mammography system, which makes obtaining the best price possible even more important.
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Post date: September 24, 2014
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As the economy continues to improve, more healthcare businesses are making capital investments to fuel their growth. Whether you finance equipment through a lease or loan, it is important to determine which will best balance usage, cash flow and your financial objectives.
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Post date: September 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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