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February 20, 2013
Two percent cuts may not sound deep, but the sequester, scheduled to start March 1 unless Congress acts, will be painful, and has the healthcare industry worried.
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January 31, 2013
SHOUTAmerica, a non-profit organization focusing on the healthcare issues affecting young Americans, has unveiled a new calculator to help estimate costs of the looming health insurance rate hike that could soon hit many younger Americans. The SHOUTAmerica calculator is now available online at http://youngforaffordability.org/ .
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January 30, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded 33 grants to VA facilities for projects that will improve emergency health care services for women Veterans, expand women’s health education programs for VA staff, and offer telehealth programs to female Veterans in rural areas.
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January 25, 2013
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for December was $11.5 billion, up 6 percent from volume of $10.8 billion in the same period in 2011. In a typical end-of-year spike, their volume was up 80 percent from the previous month’s volume of $6.4 billion. Cumulative new business volume for 2012 rose 14 percent over 2011.
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January 24, 2013
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the January 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $725 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 54.2, an increase from the December index of 48.5, reflecting industry participants’ improved outlook amid ongoing concerns with economic conditions and management of fiscal issues.
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January 21, 2013
If hospitals launching health plans strikes some as a sign of traditional health insurance's coming extinction, the business model so many American hospitals were built upon -- fee-for-service -- is declining too. Integrated healthcare and shared savings contracts between payers and providers are going to become the norm.
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January 15, 2013
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) which represents the $725 billion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2013. Given that every year U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies spend in excess of $1.2 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software), financing more than half of those assets, these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy. Businesses considering acquiring equipment this year will consider numerous end-user benefits while weighing continued uncertainty related to economic conditions and fiscal policies.
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January 07, 2013
Love Funding, one of the nation's leading providers of FHA multifamily and healthcare financing, announced the closing of a $361.4 million loan modification for the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) in Charleston, South Carolina. MUHA, a division of the State of South Carolina, owns and operates the Medical Center of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health).
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December 26, 2012
A report released yesterday by the Office of the Inspector General, CMS and Contractor Oversight of Home Health Agencies, underscores the need to reform Medicare's current "pay and chase" practices and advance targeted program integrity reforms, according to the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare.
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December 19, 2012
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the December 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $725 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 48.5, a decrease from the November index of 49.9, reflecting industry participants’ concerns regarding the impact of fiscal issues on capital expenditures, despite an overall sense of optimism in the equipment finance industry.
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December 18, 2012
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases its 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook today. The report, which is focused on the $725 billion equipment leasing and finance industry, forecasts equipment investment and capital spending in the United States and evaluates the effects of various related and external factors in play currently and into the foreseeable future. The 2013 Outlook projects equipment and software investment will grow, although at a below-average rate of 2.9%, hampered by weak demand and fiscal uncertainty. The report notes that the outlook for investment in 2013 is largely contingent on the resolution of the “fiscal cliff,” which could either continue to send negative shock waves through the economy or offer businesses encouragement. Even once the fiscal challenges are resolved, it will take time to work out the details and for businesses to regain confidence. Looking forward into the third and fourth quarters of 2013, growth in equipment and software investment is expected to begin to regain momentum.
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December 11, 2012
U.S. businesses and government agencies will finance more than $742 billion in equipment acquisitions in 2013, according to the U.S. Equipment Finance Market Study 2012-2013, released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The study, conducted by IHS, provides a comprehensive look at the size and expected growth of the U.S. equipment finance market. According to the study, the equipment finance sector has emerged from the Great Recession with finance volumes at an all-time high, as a result of double-digit growth in equipment investment and a favorable interest rate environment. However, equipment finance volumes are expected to expand at a more moderate pace over the next 12 to 18 months as equipment investment growth remains constrained by uncertainties at home and abroad. Companies are expected to remain cautious about taking on the risks associated with large capital investments until after important tax and regulatory decisions impacting short- and long-term fiscal stability have been made.
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November 28, 2012
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for October was $7.6 billion, up 27 percent from volume of $6.0 billion in the same period in 2011. Volume was down 7 percent from the previous month. Year-to-date cumulative new business volume increased 17 percent.
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November 28, 2012
PwC US today announced the expansion of its health industry research arm to include a new team focused on healthcare policy and regulatory issues. The team, which joins PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI), tracks and analyzes legislative and regulatory issues across the U.S. health landscape, delivering timely business insights to help executive decision makers navigate rapid change.
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November 20, 2012
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $628 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 49.9, a decrease from the October index of 53.3, reflecting many industry participants’ post-election concerns over issues including the fiscal cliff, economic policy and taxes. A confidence level of 50.0 indicates a neither positive nor negative outlook overall.
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October 24, 2012
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for September was $8.2 billion, up 16 percent from volume of $7.1 billion in the same period in 2011. Volume was up 19 percent from the previous month. Year-to-date cumulative new business volume increased 16 percent.
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October 22, 2012
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $628 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 53.3, relatively unchanged from the September index of 53.0, reflecting steady industry confidence despite economic, political and regulatory concerns.
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September 27, 2012
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for August was $6.9 billion, up 21 percent from volume of $5.7 billion in the same period in 2011. Volume was up 5 percent from the previous month. Year-to-date cumulative new business volume increased 16 percent.
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September 24, 2012
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadershipdata, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $628 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 53.0, up from the August index of 50.2, reflecting increased optimism despite concerns over companies’ willingness to expand theirbusinesses in the face of economic and political uncertainty.
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August 24, 2012
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for July was $6.6 billion, up 15.8 percent from volume of $5.7 billion in the same period in 2011. Volume was down 17.5 percent from the previous month. Year-to-date cumulative new business volume increased 14.7 percent.
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